- 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
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Examples from the Web for gorgeousness
"I'll just lay all this gorgeousness aside," said he apologetically.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
It had a more massive and, if we may use the term, Egyptian gorgeousness.Leila, Complete
Cassy fairly gasped when the scissors cut into its gorgeousness.
I remember being struck by the gorgeousness of it, its glitter and its glow.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
A peacock's tail not merely in configuration but in its gorgeousness of color.Where the Strange Trails Go Down
E. Alexander Powell
- strikingly beautiful or magnificentgorgeous array; a gorgeous girl
- informal extremely pleasing, fine, or goodgorgeous weather
Word Origin and History for gorgeousness
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.