Gorgeous definition

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(informal) Beautiful, wonderful, delightful, etc.
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Brilliantly showy; magnificent or sumptuous; splendid.
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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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(informal) Wonderful; delightful.
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(rare) Very enjoyable, pleasant, tasty etc.

Israeli hummus is absolutely gorgeous.

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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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(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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Origin of gorgeous

  • Middle English gorgeouse probably from Old French gorgias jewelry-loving, elegant from gorge throat gorge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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".

    From Wiktionary