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



    BrE BrE//ˈɡɔːdʒəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɔːrdʒəs//
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  1. 1(informal) very beautiful and attractive; giving pleasure and enjoyment synonym lovely a gorgeous girl/man a gorgeous view gorgeous weather (= warm and with a lot of sun) You look gorgeous! It was absolutely gorgeous. Synonymsbeautifulpretty 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.Patterns a(n) beautiful/​pretty/​handsome/​attractive/​lovely/​good-looking/​gorgeous girl/​woman a(n) beautiful/​handsome/​attractive/​good-looking/​gorgeous boy/​man a(n) beautiful/​pretty/​handsome/​attractive/​lovely/​good-looking face See related entries: Attractiveness
  2. 2[usually before noun] (of colours, clothes, etc.) with very deep colours; impressive exotic birds with feathers of gorgeous colours
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent. (describing sumptuous clothing): from Old French gorgias ‘fine, elegant’, of unknown origin.Extra examples a drop-dead gorgeous Hollywood icon He’s got gorgeous eyes. He’s just started going out with this really gorgeous girl. You look gorgeous!
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gorgeous