[ gawr-juhs ]
/ ˈgɔr dʒəs /


splendid or sumptuous in appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificent: a gorgeous gown; a gorgeous sunset.
Informal. extremely good, enjoyable, or pleasant: I had a gorgeous time.

Origin of gorgeous

1490–1500; earlier gorgeouse < Old French gorgias fashionable, elegant (< ?); see -ous

Related forms

gor·geous·ly, adverbgor·geous·ness, noun

Synonym study

1. See magnificent.
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British Dictionary definitions for gorgeous


/ (ˈɡɔːdʒəs) /


strikingly beautiful or magnificentgorgeous array; a gorgeous girl
informal extremely pleasing, fine, or goodgorgeous weather

Derived Forms

gorgeously, adverbgorgeousness, noun

Word Origin for gorgeous

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