Definition of gorgeous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


; ˈɡɔːrdʒəs
1 (informal) very beautiful and attractive; giving pleasure and enjoyment
a gorgeous girl/mana gorgeous viewgorgeous weather (= warm and with a lot of sun)You look gorgeous!It was absolutely gorgeous.
2 [usually before noun] (of colours, clothes, etc.) with very deep colours; impressiveexotic birds with feathers of gorgeous coloursgorgeously
; ˈɡɔːrdʒəsli
Usage noteUsage note: beautifulpretty handsome attractive lovely good-looking gorgeousThese words all describe people who are pleasant to look at.beautiful (especially of a woman or girl) very pleasant to look at:She looked stunningly beautiful that night.pretty (especially of a girl or woman) pleasant to look at:She's got a very pretty face. Pretty is used most often to talk about girls. When it is used to talk about a woman, it usually suggests that she is like a girl, with small, delicate features.handsome (of a man) pleasant to look at; (of a woman) pleasant to look at, with large strong features rather than small delicate ones:He was described as ‘ tall, dark and handsome ’.attractive (of a person) pleasant to look at, especially in a sexual way:She's a very attractive woman.lovely (of a person) beautiful; very attractive:She looked particularly lovely that night. When you describe somebody as lovely, you are usually showing that you also have a strong feeling of affection for them.good-looking (of a person) pleasant to look at, often in a sexual way:She arrived with a very good-looking man.gorgeous (informal) (of a person) extremely attractive, especially in a sexual way:You look gorgeous!attractive or good-looking?If you describe somebody as attractive you often also mean that they have a pleasant personality as well as being pleasant to look at; good-looking just describes somebody's physical appearance.a(n) beautiful/pretty/handsome/attractive/lovely/good-looking/gorgeous girl/womana(n) beautiful/handsome/attractive/good-looking/gorgeous boy/mana(n) beautiful/pretty/handsome/attractive/lovely/good-looking face
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