1. dazzlingly beautiful
; - Example: "a gorgeous Victorian gown"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gorgeous \Gor"geous\, a. [OF. gorgias beautiful, glorious, vain,
luxurious; cf. OF. gorgias ruff, neck handkerchief, and F.
gorge throat, and se pengorger to assume airs. Cf. Gorge,
Imposing through splendid or various colors; showy; fine;
Cloud-land, gorgeous land. --Coleridge.
Gorgeous as the sun at midsummer. --Shak.
-- Gor"geous*ly, adv. -- Gor"geous*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: dazzlingly beautiful; "a gorgeous Victorian gown"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
88 Moby Thesaurus words for "gorgeous":
beaming, beautiful, blatant, blooming, brazen, brazenfaced,
breathtaking, bright, bright-hued, brilliant, burning, colorful,
colory, crude, dazzling, deep-colored, devastating, divine,
elephant, excellent, exotic, exquisite, extravagant, fantastic,
flagrant, flamboyant, flaring, flaunting, garish, gaudy, gay,
gay-colored, glamorous, glaring, glorious, glowing, grand, great,
heavenly, high-colored, impressive, intense, killing, lavish, loud,
lurid, luxurious, magnificent, marvy, meretricious, neat, nifty,
obtrusive, opulent, ostentatious, plush, pretentious, proud,
radiant, raving, ravishing, refulgent, resplendent, rich,
rich-colored, screaming, sensational, shameless, shining, showy,
smashing, sparkling, spectacular, splendid, splendiferous,
splendorous, splendrous, stunning, sublime, sumptuous, super,
superb, swell, tawdry, terrific, vivid, vulgar, wonderful