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glorious

adjective glo·ri·ous \ˈglr-ē-əs\

: having or deserving glory, fame, or honor

: very beautiful or delightful

Full Definition of GLORIOUS

1
a :  possessing or deserving glory :  illustrious
b :  entitling one to glory <a glorious victory>
2
:  marked by great beauty or splendor :  magnificent <a glorious sunset>
3
:  delightful, wonderful <had a glorious weekend>
glo·ri·ous·ly adverb
glo·ri·ous·ness noun

Examples of GLORIOUS

  1. He had a long and glorious military career.
  2. The old ruins give only a hint of the city's glorious past.
  3. The government has described the battle as a glorious victory.
  4. Our room had a glorious view of the mountains.

Origin of GLORIOUS

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French glorios, from Latin gloriosus glorious, vainglorious, from gloria
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with GLORIOUS

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