splendid or sumptuous in appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificent: a gorgeous gown; a gorgeous sunset.
Informal. extremely good, enjoyable, or pleasant: I had a gorgeous time.

1490–1500; earlier gorgeouse < Old French gorgias fashionable, elegant (< ?); see -ous

gorgeously, adverb
gorgeousness, noun

1. rich, superb, grand; brilliant, resplendent, glittering, dazzling. See magnificent.

1. poor, plain.
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gorgeous (ˈɡɔːdʒəs)
1.  strikingly beautiful or magnificent: gorgeous array; a gorgeous girl
2.  informal extremely pleasing, fine, or good: gorgeous weather
[C15: from Old French gorgias elegant, from gorgias wimple, from gorge; see gorge]

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Word Origin & History

c.1495, from M.Fr. gorgias "elegant, fashionable," perhaps lit. "necklace" (and thus "fond of jewelry"), from O.Fr. gorge "bosom, throat," also "something adorning the throat."
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Example sentences
The tree tops were all bright with reds and yellows, with brilliant gleaming
  whites and gorgeous greens.
Between the dynamic clouds, the gorgeous colors, and the special landscape was
  a beautiful scene.
There's still light in the sky, but it takes on a gorgeous blue gradation.
Every one of those images is astonishingly gorgeous.
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