Difference between Gorgeous and Beautiful

Key difference: Gorgeous sounds more reflective than beautiful, but only relates to the outer appearance of an individual, whereas the word beautiful gives one relief and considers the inner, as well as the outer appearance of an individual.

The adjective gorgeous emphasizes the striking attractive, wonderful, and delightful feeling regarding a being. It deals only with the physical attribute, meaning the good looking aspects. Sometimes it can also be taken in a sarcastic or exaggerated point of view. It conveys the message of someone being amazingly attractive in all perspectives. Mostly, it is synonymous with terms such as glamorous, which is often related to models and movie stars.

According to Collins English Dictionary, the word ‘gorgeous’ means: “strikingly beautiful or magnificent”.

A person when complimented as beautiful is often based on some combination of inner beauty, which includes psychological factors such as personality, intelligence, grace, charm and elegance. It also includes the outer beauty, comprising of the physical factors, such as health, youthness, symmetry, averageness, and complexion. This word can be also used for both living and non-living things. Beautiful is mostly used for expressing the beauty of scenarios, like for example for describing the natural beauty, beautiful sunset/sunrise, etc.

 

According to Collins English Dictionary, the word ‘beautiful’ means: “possessing beauty; aesthetically pleasing”.

Comparison between Gorgeous and Beautiful:

 

Gorgeous

Beautiful

Definition

“beautiful; very attractive”.

“pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically".

Includes

It specifically includes the praise regarding one's stunning and striking beauty.

It includes the overall beauty of a person, comprising the inner as well as the outer beauty.

Concerns

It is concerned only with the physical attributes of an individual.

It is concerned with the inside and outside attributes of an individual.

Synonyms

good-looking, attractive, nice-looking, handsome, lovely, beautiful, pretty, as pretty as a picture, stunning, striking, arresting, prepossessing, winning, fetching, captivating, bewitching, beguiling, engaging, charming, charismatic, enchanting, appealing, delightful, irresistible; sexy, sexually attractive, sexual, seductive, alluring, tantalizing, ravishing, desirable, sultry, sensuous, sensual, erotic and etc.

attractive, pretty, handsome, good-looking, nice-looking, pleasing, alluring, prepossessing, as pretty as a picture; lovely, charming, delightful, appealing, engaging, winsome; ravishing, gorgeous, heavenly, stunning, arresting, glamorous, and etc.

Example

Gorgeous beauty

Beautiful scenario

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