"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.
In Baltimore, you can get a gorgeous four-star hotel for 200 bucks a night.
A woman is a loving mother, a gorgeous daughter, and beautiful angel of imagination.
She's a gorgeous dancer. She's got beautiful lines. ... I was just really taken with her.
It's absolutely gorgeous, i don't get (the author's take) at all. This is very impressive.
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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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