Gorgeous meaning

gôr'jəs
The definition of gorgeous is something that is very beautiful and pleasing to the eye.

An example of gorgeous is a huge bouquet of flowers.

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Wonderful; delightful.
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Brilliantly showy; magnificent or sumptuous; splendid.
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Beautiful, wonderful, delightful, etc.
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(of a person or place) Very beautiful.

All the contest judges agreed that Brigitt was absolutely gorgeous.

The sunsets in Hawaii are gorgeous.

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(rare) Very enjoyable, pleasant, tasty etc.

Israeli hummus is absolutely gorgeous.

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Dazzlingly beautiful or magnificent.

Wore a gorgeous Victorian gown.

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Characterized by magnificence or virtuosic brilliance.

The pianist's gorgeous technique.

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Origin of gorgeous

From Early Modern English gorgious, gorgeouse, from Middle French gorgias (“elegant, fashionable”), from Old French gourgias, gorgias (“gorgeous, gaudy, flaunting, gallant, fine”), of uncertain formation, but apparently connected with Old French gorgias (“a gorget, ruffle for the neck”), from Old French gorge (“bosom, throat”); see gorge. Sense evolution was probably that of "swelling of the throat or bosom due to pride, bridling up" to "assume an air of importance, flaunting".