- 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.
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Millions of dollars in renovation later the building is gorgeous—Clean, well-kept, organized.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside
January 3, 2015
Give this gorgeous book to that friend who fits the stereotype.The Best Gift Books of 2014
December 12, 2014
Reid planted a flag, ready to make his mark in the world of whisky, backed by ambition and a gorgeous piece of land.Ester Elchies, The Estate Built By Whiskey
December 10, 2014
This past winter, my partner and I rented a small house in rural Vermont with a gorgeous clawfoot tub.I Tried Cosmo’s New Lesbian Sex Tips
November 18, 2014
Most of the time, the three-hour, serpentine drive to Jalalabad is gorgeous and calm, though attacks can happen.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley
Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman
November 15, 2014
He found Boabdil in one of the most gorgeous halls of his gorgeous palace.Leila, Complete
The walls were hung with stuffs of gorgeous colouring and elaborate design.Calderon The Courtier
She only replied by bending her knee upon the gorgeous cushion before her.Theresa Marchmont
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Staged this season with magnificent cast and gorgeous properties.
The play has been staged with magnificent cast and gorgeous properties.
- strikingly beautiful or magnificentgorgeous array; a gorgeous girl
- informal extremely pleasing, fine, or goodgorgeous weather
Word Origin and History for gorgeous
late 15c., "splendid, showy" (of clothing), from Middle French gorgias "elegant, fashionable," of unknown origin; perhaps literally "necklace" (and thus "fond of jewelry"), from Old French gorge "bosom, throat," also "something adorning the throat." A connection to the Greek proper name Gorgias (supposedly in reference to a notorious sophist) also has been proposed. Related: Gorgeousness.