"a gorgeous Victorian gown"
Very enjoyable, pleasant, tasty etc.
Israeli hummus is absolutely gorgeous.
Origin: From Early Modern English gorgious, gorgeouse, from gorgias, from gourgias, gorgias, of uncertain formation, but apparently connected with gorgias, from gorge; 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".
imposing through splendid or various colors; showy; fine; magnificent
Origin: [OF. gorgias beautiful, glorious, vain, luxurious; cf. OF. gorgias ruff, neck handkerchief, and F. gorge throat, and se pengorger to assume airs. Cf. Gorge, n.]
Gorgeous is a 1999 Hong Kong comedy film written and directed by Vincent Kok, and also written and produced by Jackie Chan, and starring Chan, Shu Qi, Tony Leung and Emil Chau.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gor′jus, adj. showy: splendid: magnificent.—adv. Gor′geously.—n. Gor′geousness. [O. Fr. gorgias, gaudy—gorgias, a ruff—gorge, the throat.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'gorgeous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3160
The numerical value of gorgeous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of gorgeous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Death isn’t beautiful. Near-death however, is gorgeous.
It's absolutely gorgeous, i don't get (the author's take) at all. This is very impressive.
If it looks gorgeous on you and this is the dress we were going to pick anyway, why not be paid ?
It is the ordinary woman who knows something about love; the gorgeous ones are too busy being gorgeous.
Not only is she gorgeous on the outside, but she's beyond beautiful on the inside, she's one of the most caring people I've ever met.
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- maquíssim, magnífic, esplènditCatalan, Valencian
- toll, sagenhaft, großartig, fantastisch, umwerfend, traumhaft, wunderschön, prachtvoll, hinreißend, herrlichGerman
- guapísimo, maravillosoSpanish
- زرق و برق دارPersian
- hulppea, upeaFinnish
- mayifikHaitian Creole
- káprázatos, bámulatosHungarian
- grezns, krāšņsLatvian
- smellvakker, nydeligNorwegian
- lindíssimo, magnífico, deslumbrantePortuguese
- magnific, splendid, superbRomanian
- прекрасный, великолепныйRussian
- muhteşem, harikulade, debdebeli, göz kamaştırıcı, görkemliTurkish
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