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gorgeous

[gawr-juh s] /ˈgɔr dʒəs/
adjective
1.
splendid or sumptuous in appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificent:
a gorgeous gown; a gorgeous sunset.
2.
Informal. extremely good, enjoyable, or pleasant:
I had a gorgeous time.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; earlier gorgeouse < Old French gorgias fashionable, elegant (< ?); see -ous
Related forms
gorgeously, adverb
gorgeousness, noun
Synonyms
1. rich, superb, grand; brilliant, resplendent, glittering, dazzling. See magnificent.
Antonyms
1. poor, plain.
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British Dictionary definitions for gorgeousness

gorgeous

/ˈɡɔːdʒəs/
adjective
1.
strikingly beautiful or magnificent gorgeous array, a gorgeous girl
2.
(informal) extremely pleasing, fine, or good gorgeous weather
Derived Forms
gorgeously, adverb
gorgeousness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French gorgias elegant, from gorgias wimple, from gorge; see gorge
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Word Origin and History for gorgeousness
gorgeous
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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