Definitions

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  • adj. Like a gorgon; very ugly or terrifying.
  • n. Vicious female monsters from Greek mythology with sharp fangs and hair of living, venomous snakes.
  • n. An intimidating, ugly, or disgusting woman.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Γοργώ (Gorgō), from γοργός (gorgos, "terrible"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So ugly, she can turn any living thing into stone, except .... this time the snake-haired gorgon is played by supermodel Natalia Vodianova.

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  • Your captain may be a green, gilled gorgon from the distant rim, but he’d rather bleed into his boots than reveal his webbed feet, we’ll connect to his embarrassed vanity.

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  • Lastly, I have a brand new favourite piece of art: The "gorgon" head at Bath.

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  • It's got an on-air team led not only by Chow, as the host, but highbrow art experts such as gorgon auctioneer Simon de Pury, who will mentor the 14 artists competing for a cash prize of $100,000 and a solo show at the prestigious Brooklyn Museum of Art. Judges and guest judges include New York gallery owner

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  • "Well, what about their cousin, that Mr. Ruthven Smith who used to stay at your 'gorgon's' till our friends the burglar-band called on him?

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  • Interestingly, the only person who could make the hotel work was Basil's gorgon of a wife, Sybil.

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  • Remember when he screamed at my mother at Thanksgiving, "I can't stand one more minute in your Botoxic presence, you vicious, controlling gorgon!"

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  • A τερας hunter falling in love with your mother, a gorgon, the very monster he was charged with killing.

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  • I had three and a half years left before maturing into a gorgon, but there was power inside me.

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  • She has got an only child and she is concerned that if she doesn't have another one, her currently happy and well-balanced three year old is somehow going to mutate into a gorgon of bitterness and despair.

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