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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: gorgias 'stylish', perhaps from gorgias 'cloth tied around the neck', from gorge; GORGE1

gorgeous

adjective
     
gor‧geous S3 informal
1 extremely beautiful or attractive:
'What do you think of my new flatmate?' 'He's absolutely gorgeous!'
You look gorgeous, Maria.
see usage note beautiful
2 extremely pleasant or enjoyable [= lovely]:
a gorgeous cake
The hotel room had a gorgeous view.
gorgeously adverb
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beautiful, pretty, handsome, good-looking, attractive, gorgeous, stunning
beautiful is used to describe someone, usually a woman or child, who is attractive in a very special and noticeable way.pretty is usually used to describe a girl or woman who is good-looking, with regular features. It can also be used to describe a boy or young man who has an attractive but feminine face.handsome is usually used to describe a man or boy who is good-looking, with strong regular features. It can also be used to describe a woman, usually an older woman, who has attractive but masculine features.good-looking can be used to describe anyone who you think is nice to look at. attractive is used to describe someone who looks good in a way that attracts sexual interest I can see he's handsome, but I don't find him very attractive.gorgeous and stunning are emphatic ways of saying that someone is very attractive. Gorgeous is used mostly in spoken English. See also beautiful

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