Definition of gorgeous in English:



  • 1Beautiful; very attractive.

    ‘gorgeous colours and exquisite decoration’
    • ‘He is gorgeous; he has these sexy full lips and gorgeous sparkling blue eyes.’
    • ‘She has a gorgeous voice, she writes lovely poetry and this song for me was and still is her best.’
    • ‘A gorgeous deep golden colour on the flanks blends with a dark green tinge to the back.’
    • ‘First, she's gorgeous, with the kind of natural good looks that stop traffic.’
    • ‘I remember her being on the news when I was still at school and I thought she was a very sexy woman, gorgeous.’
    • ‘Then I met the lovely and gorgeous Dan for lunch from his place of work at 3 Park Avenue.’
    • ‘Happily for me, the actor I am working with is gorgeous and lovely and I love him.’
    • ‘He was his usual gorgeous and good looking self, carrying his shoulder bag full with books.’
    • ‘If he wasn't so sweet and gorgeous and funny she would never have been attracted to him in the first place.’
    • ‘The new designer on Scarlet is a genius and has made the mag look all glossy and sexy and generally even more gorgeous than it was.’
    • ‘Even the CD cover art, a series of full color photographs of tribal masks, is gorgeous.’
    • ‘The shop was full of attractive men buying Valentine's cards for their gorgeous women.’
    • ‘You can give your bathroom an instant update by adding colour with a pile of gorgeous towels.’
    • ‘It's a lush, sleepy island with gorgeous coves and citrus fruit hanging like jewels from the trees.’
    • ‘The hotel was set on the beach itself, with a beautiful view of the white, white sands and the gorgeous sunset.’
    • ‘The other contestants were absolutely gorgeous and I didn't think I had a chance.’
    • ‘Meanwhile we have redesigned our website, and pretty gorgeous it looks too.’
    • ‘He gave me a cut that's easy to maintain and he did the colour, which is gorgeous.’
    • ‘You could say that I can see the appeal, the attraction of, a gorgeous pair of heels.’
    • ‘She looked as gorgeous as ever and certainly had every young lad in town gawking with dropped jaws.’
    resplendent, magnificent, stately, imposing, sumptuous, luxurious, elegant, opulent, dazzling, brilliant, glittering
    good-looking, attractive, nice-looking, handsome, lovely, beautiful, pretty, as pretty as a picture, stunning, striking, arresting, prepossessing, winning, fetching, captivating, bewitching, beguiling, engaging, charming, charismatic, enchanting, appealing, delightful, irresistible
    spectacular, splendid, superb, wonderful, grand, impressive, awe-inspiring, awesome, astounding, astonishing, amazing, stunning, breathtaking, stupendous, incredible
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    1. 1.1informal Very pleasant or enjoyable.
      ‘the weather was gorgeous’
      • ‘It was such a gorgeous day that we had morning coffee on the patio of a friend's house.’
      • ‘I am a sucker for beauty stuff that smells gorgeous - the more exotic, the better.’
      • ‘They have an absolutely gorgeous autumn range of food in at the moment.’
      • ‘Another utterly gorgeous morning here, ruined only by the fact that I'd rather not be working.’
      • ‘The hero of the day was the bright sunshine and balmy spring weather as the event kicked off under gorgeous sunny skies.’
      • ‘After a gorgeous cottage pie dinner, we got chance to look at the aquarium and it was looking pretty darn good already.’
      • ‘It was a gorgeous bowl of strawberries in a beautiful, gleaming clear glass bowl.’
      • ‘I had a gorgeous mushroom soup for starters and then a main course of salmon, with noodles and vegetables.’
      • ‘There are palm trees and the weather is gorgeous all the time and it's really quite an idyllic spot.’
      • ‘I was working with cracking people, was happily married, life seemed pretty gorgeous.’
      • ‘The weather is gorgeous, and we are constantly bobbing around in the wakes of larger boats.’
      • ‘The surface was slightly choppy but otherwise it was a gorgeous English summer's day.’
      • ‘I'd just run a gorgeous bath with bubbles galore, hot water and a divine smell from the bath soak.’
      • ‘Have figured out how to make really gorgeous pizza; something that had evaded me until recently.’
      • ‘Not just sunny, but really really warm, like summer warm which was gorgeous.’
      excellent, marvellous, superb, very good, first-rate, first-class, wonderful, delightful, outstanding, exceptional, magnificent, splendid, superlative, matchless, peerless
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Late 15th century (describing sumptuous clothing): from Old French gorgias fine, elegant, of unknown origin.