[ gawr-juhs ]
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  1. splendid or sumptuous in appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificent: a gorgeous gown; a gorgeous sunset.

  2. Informal. extremely good, enjoyable, or pleasant: I had a gorgeous time.

Origin of gorgeous

First recorded in 1490–1500; earlier gorgeouse, from Old French gorgias “fashionable, elegant,” of uncertain origin, perhaps connected to gorge “throat”; see gorge

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1. See magnificent.

Other words for gorgeous

Opposites for gorgeous

Other words from gorgeous

  • gor·geous·ly, adverb
  • gor·geous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for gorgeous


/ (ˈɡɔːdʒəs) /

  1. strikingly beautiful or magnificent: gorgeous array; a gorgeous girl

  2. informal extremely pleasing, fine, or good: gorgeous weather

Origin of gorgeous

C15: from Old French gorgias elegant, from gorgias wimple, from gorge; see gorge

Derived forms of gorgeous

  • gorgeously, adverb
  • gorgeousness, noun

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