Difference between Pretty and Gorgeous

Key difference: The words pretty and gorgeous are very similar to each other, but they differ in their uses. Pretty deals with the overall appearance, assuming it to be good and better, while gorgeous deals only with the overall physique and stunning beauty.

The word ‘pretty’ describes the sweet and good looks of a being. It is used to express the pleasant feeling when someone looks good. This word is also used at the time of satisfaction and appreciation. It just describes the face beauty or the charming things that a person is possessing. This word is used as an alternative to “Beautiful”, but in most cases for only women. The word, pretty is used to describe a person in the point of view of looking nice, but these compliments are highly friendly and sometimes said for the inner beauty of a person.

According to Collins English Dictionary the word ‘pretty’ means:

“pleasing or appealing in a delicate or graceful way”.

The word ‘gorgeous’ refers to the overall appearance, which includes the physique and looks of a person. The word conveys the tempting nature of a person. It expresses the beauty in a stunning, sizzling and dazzling manner. It is used especially in context to women.

According to Collins English Dictionary the word ‘gorgeous’ means:

“strikingly beautiful or magnificent”.

Comparison between Pretty and Gorgeous:





“attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful”.

“beautiful; very attractive”.


It either expresses the good looks of a person or a general satisfied feeling of a being.

It is used to express the over all physique and sexiness of a being.


attractive, lovely, good-looking, nice-looking, fetching, prepossessing, appealing, charming, delightful, nice, engaging, pleasing; darling, sweet, dear, adorable, lovable; winning, winsome, cute, as pretty as a picture, dainty, graceful; handsome, well favored, personable, and etc.

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.


The pretty dolls

Gorgeous bride

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thats rude!! pretty/gorgeous/beautiful are basically the same...u can use them interchangeably!!!! gorgeous is not more powerful than "pretty"....theyre basically the same

No they are not. Pretty is pretty, it has to be dressed up and made up. Gorgeous and beautiful on the other hand needs no make up and needs no dressing up. Beautiful is rolling out of bed and looking attractive with that messed up hair. There is a big difference between pretty and gorgeous/ beautiful

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