American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Dazzlingly beautiful or magnificent: wore a gorgeous Victorian gown.
- adj. Characterized by magnificence or virtuosic brilliance: the pianist's gorgeous technique.
- adj. Informal Wonderful; delightful.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sumptuously adorned; superbly showy; resplendent; magnificent.
- Inclined to splendor; given to gorgeousness.
- Synonyms Superb, brilliant, dazzling; rich, costly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Imposing through splendid or various colors; showy; fine; magnificent.
- adj. dazzlingly beautiful
- 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". (Wiktionary)
- Middle English gorgeouse, probably from Old French gorgias, jewelry-loving, elegant, from gorge, throat; see gorge. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Among the photo optimizations, the software giant has increased the display size of the thumbnails, made it possible for users to order photo prints from the service, offered people tags and what it referred to as a gorgeous online slide show.”
“Quercus has several titles due out: If the Dead Rise Not by Philip Kerr, a new Bernie Gunther novel (£17.99), Bones of Betrayal by Jefferson Bass (£12.99), and a reissue of David Pearce's 1974 and 1977 (£12.99 each), in "gorgeous" hardback editions.”
“Especially since I keep being lucky enough to see him in gorgeous worn old 19th century music halls with even more gorgeous acoustics.”
“For almost 20 years, I was fortunate enough to correspond via snail mail with a terrifically gifted artist friend who liberally illustrated his letters (written in gorgeous cursive, too) with wonderful sketches of whatever he was writing about -- needless to say, I treasure them (alas, we mostly talk on the phone now).”
“For what was dubbed the Nintendo World Championships, 116 competition game cartridges were made, 90 being grey versions and 26 in gorgeous gold for the winners.”
“Now I only have to await his taste in gorgeous swimsuits, which I hope is better than the summer shirts he materialised in a few years ago!”
“As always, I was drawn to the glamorous young women in gorgeous costumes -- who could hold their own in a rumble with the rival kung fu school!”
“That paper which makes the artwork looks absolutely gorgeous is the one that should be used.”
“After what seems like an eternal vacation in gorgeous Denver, I am writing to you from gate B37 of the Denver International Airport.”
“Our team has been centralized in gorgeous Blaine, Minn. since tryouts in August.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘gorgeous’.
Beautiful, attractive, well-formed
Ugly, unattractive, malformed
Words about looking good
Words that contain both a "hard G" and a "soft G".
Or honey, or baby, or ...
(A Valentine's Day list.)
Please contribute lots of panegyrical words—preferably such that are of universal use.
The new favourite words of people on Twitter.
A script searches Twitter for "X is my new favorite word" and adds it to this list.
unfathomably, glice, cuh, fab, ciggaty, doll, thuggin, oxymoronic, pineapple, succubutt, griming, cheeky and 3027 more...
The present, the future. Goals, wishes, hopes.
Looking for tweets for gorgeous.