gorgeous


From 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,
   n.]
   Imposing through splendid or various colors; showy; fine;
   magnificent.
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         Cloud-land, gorgeous land.               --Coleridge.
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         Gorgeous as the sun at midsummer.        --Shak.
   -- Gor"geous*ly, adv. -- Gor"geous*ness, n.
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