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glorious adj
1 having or deserving or conferring glory; "a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature" [ant: inglorious]
2 having or worthy of pride; "redoubtable scholar of the Renaissance"; "born of a redoubtable family" [syn: illustrious, redoubtable, respected]
3 bringing great happiness and thankfulness; "glorious freedom"; "glorious times"
4 characterized by or attended with brilliance or grandeur; "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony" [syn: brilliant, magnificent, splendid]
5 having great beauty and splendor; "a glorious spring morning"; "a glorious sunset"; "splendid costumes"; "a kind of splendiferous native simplicity" [syn: resplendent, splendid, splendiferous]

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Adjective

glorious (more glorious, most glorious)
  1. Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds.
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  2. Splendid; resplendent; bright; shining, as the sun, gold, or other shiny objects.
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  3. Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious.
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  4. Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.
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    • kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O’er all the ills of life victorious. — Burns.
    • During his office treason was no crime, The sons of Belial had a glorious time. — Dryden.

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Translations

exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory
splendid; resplendent; bright; shining

Extensive Definition

"Glorious" could refer to:
  • "Glorious", a song by Muse
  • The Greek use of glorious is found in Kleinos.
glorious in French: Glorieuse

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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