Ethereal vs Gorgeous - What's the difference?

ethereal | gorgeous |


As adjectives the difference between ethereal and gorgeous

is that ethereal is pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial; otherworldly; as, ethereal space; ethereal regions while gorgeous is (of a person or place) very beautiful.

ethereal

English

Alternative forms

* aethereal * aetherial * * (obsolete) * * (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial; otherworldly; as, ethereal space; ethereal regions.
  • * 1667 : , Paradise Lost , book VII
  • Go, heavenly guest, ethereal messenger.
  • * 1862 : , Walking .
  • I trust that we shall be more imaginative, that our thoughts will be clearer, fresher, and more ethereal , as our sky,...
  • Consisting of ether; hence, exceedingly light or airy; tenuous; spiritlike; characterized by extreme delicacy, as form, manner, thought, etc.
  • * 1733 : , An Essay on Man
  • Vast chain of being, which from God began, Natures ethereal , human, angel, man.
  • Delicate, light and airy.
  • Derived terms

    * ethereality * ethereally * etherealness * etherealization * etherealisation * etherealizing

    gorgeous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of a person or place) very beautiful.
  • All the contest judges agreed that Brigitt was absolutely gorgeous .
    The sunsets in Hawaii are gorgeous .
  • (rare) Very enjoyable, pleasant, tasty etc.
  • Israeli hummus is absolutely gorgeous .

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * gorgeously * gorgeousness

    See also

    * gorge