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glamorous

or glamourous

[glam-er-uh s] /ˈglæm ər əs/
adjective
1.
full of glamour; charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, especially in a mysterious or magical way.
2.
full of excitement, adventure, and unusual activity:
the glamorous job of a foreign correspondent.
Origin of glamorous
1935-1940
1935-40; glamor + -ous
Related forms
glamorously, glamourously, adverb
glamorousness, glamourousness, noun
ultraglamorous, adjective
unglamorous, adjective
unglamorously, adverb
unglamorousness, noun
unglamourous, adjective
unglamourously, adverb
unglamourousness, noun
Synonyms
1. captivating, beguiling, fascinating, alluring, bewitching.
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  • What she saw can be seen by each girl in love; "the Heart-wish Incarnate," a glamorous, radiant creature indeed!

  • His son Timmy was on the cops because he thought it glamorous.

    A Matter of Importance William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Attica needs no softening mist, no glamorous moonlight, no romantic obscuration.

  • It happened just after midday when the city and its harbor were at their most glamorous.

    The Invaders William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • That night a full moon rose, golden and glamorous, over the bay.

    Mavis of Green Hill Faith Baldwin
British Dictionary definitions for glamorous

glamorous

/ˈɡlæmərəs/
adjective
1.
possessing glamour; alluring and fascinating: a glamorous career
2.
beautiful and smart, esp in a showy way: a glamorous woman
Derived Forms
glamorously, glamourously, adverb
glamorousness, glamourousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for glamorous
adj.

1882, from glamor + -ous. Related: Glamorously.

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