or glam·our·ous



full of glamour; charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, especially in a mysterious or magical way.
full of excitement, adventure, and unusual activity: the glamorous job of a foreign correspondent.

Origin of glamorous

First recorded in 1935–40; glamor + -ous
Related formsglam·or·ous·ly, glam·our·ous·ly, adverbglam·or·ous·ness, glam·our·ous·ness, nounul·tra·glam·or·ous, adjectiveun·glam·or·ous, adjectiveun·glam·or·ous·ly, adverbun·glam·or·ous·ness, nounun·glam·our·ous, adjectiveun·glam·our·ous·ly, adverbun·glam·our·ous·ness, noun

Synonyms for glamorous

1. captivating, beguiling, fascinating, alluring, bewitching. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for glamourous




possessing glamour; alluring and fascinatinga glamorous career
beautiful and smart, esp in a showy waya glamorous woman
Derived Formsglamorously or glamourously, adverbglamorousness or glamourousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for glamourous



1882, from glamor + -ous. Related: Glamorously.

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