- (of a person or place) very beautiful.
- All the contest judges agreed that Brigitt was absolutely gorgeous.
- The sunsets in Hawaii are gorgeous.
- Israeli hummus is absolutely gorgeous.
- See also Thesaurus:beautiful
Adverbs for Gorgeous
brilliantly; splendidly; magnificently; uncommonly; unusually; dazzlingly; resplendently; superbly; supremely; glitteringly vividly; richly; harmoniously; imposingly impressively; extravagantly; inordinately strikingly.
beaming, beautiful, blatant, blooming, brazen, brazenfaced, breathtaking, bright, bright-hued, brilliant, burning, colorful, colory, crude, dazzling, deep-colored, devastating, divine, elephant, excellent, exotic, exquisite, extravagant, fantastic, flagrant, flamboyant, flaring, flaunting, garish, gaudy, gay, gay-colored, glamorous, glaring, glorious, glowing, grand, great, heavenly, high-colored, impressive, intense, killing, lavish, loud, lurid, luxurious, magnificent, marvy, meretricious, neat, nifty, obtrusive, opulent, ostentatious, plush, pretentious, proud, radiant, raving, ravishing, refulgent, resplendent, rich, rich-colored, screaming, sensational, shameless, shining, showy, smashing, sparkling, spectacular, splendid, splendiferous, splendorous, splendrous, stunning, sublime, sumptuous, super, superb, swell, tawdry, terrific, vivid, vulgar, wonderful
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".
- (RP) IPA: /ˈɡɔːdʒəs/, SAMPA: /"gO:dZ@s/
- (US) IPA: /ˈɡɔɹdʒəs/, SAMPA: /"gOrdZ@s/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)dʒəs