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]
- Rhymes: -ɔːriəs
Adjectiveglorious (more glorious, most glorious)
attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious
- 1604: Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, th' ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war! — William Shakespeare, Othello, Act III, Scene III, line 351.
- These are thy glorious works, Parent of good — Milton.
- Splendid; resplendent; bright; shining, as the sun, gold, or other shiny objects.
- Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious.
- Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.
- 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.
exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory
- German: ruhmvoll
splendid; resplendent; bright; shining
- German: prachtvoll
- Chinese: 光彩的 (guāngcǎi de)
- Finnish: upea (1), mahtava (1), kunniakas (1)
- French: glorieux , glorieuse
- Greek: λαμπρός , λαμπρή , λαμπρό
- Italian: glorioso
- Japanese: 見事な, 栄光ある
- Korean: 영광스럽은 (yeong-gwangseureopeun)
- Latin: gloriosus , gloriosa , gloriosum
- Russian: сла́вный (slávnyj)
- Spanish: glorioso , gloriosa
"Glorious" could refer to:
- The Greek use of glorious is found in Kleinos.
glorious in French: Glorieuse
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