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glory

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of glory

  1. to feel or express joy or triumph <the whole city gloried in the home team's winning of the World Series> Synonyms crow, delight, exuberate, exult, jubilate, joy, kvell, rejoice, triumphRelated Words gloat, preen, swell; boast, brag; flaunt, parade, show off, strut, swaggerNear Antonyms bemoan, bewail, grieve, lament, regret, weep




glory

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of glory

  1. 1 public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement <the theater director gave the stage crew all the glory for the successful production> Synonyms acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), credit, distinction, homage, honor, kudos, laud, laurels, props [slang], réclame, sun Related Words celebrity, fame, renown, repute; compliment, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, toast, tribute; acclamation, ovation, plaudit, praise, rave, rhapsody; citation, commendation, kudo, note, recommendation; elevation, enshrinement, enthronement, exaltation, glorification

  2. 2 an asset that brings praise or renown <the new art museum has become the glory of the college campus> Synonyms boast, credit, crown jewel, honor, jewel, pride, treasure, trophy Related Words pièce de résistance, showpiece; attraction, feature, highlight; distinction, excellence, merit, value, virtue Phrases a feather in one's cap Near Antonyms disgrace, dishonor; blemish, blot, defect, shame, slur, smirch, smudge, stain, stigma; eyesore, fright, horror, mess

  3. 3 impressiveness of beauty on a large scale <was overwhelmed by the imperial glory of Rome> Synonyms augustness, brilliance, gloriousness, magnificence, gorgeousness, grandeur, grandness, majesty, nobility, nobleness, resplendence, resplendency, splendidness, splendiferousness, splendor, stateliness, stupendousness, sublimeness, superbnessRelated Words awesomeness, formidability, marvelousness, wonderfulness, wondrousness; dignity, elegance, grace; lavishness, luxuriance, luxuriousness, luxury, opulence, princeliness, richness, sumptuousness; grandiosity, ostentation, pretentiousness; elaborateness, flashiness, gaudiness, ornateness, poshness, ritziness, showiness, swankiness; extraordinariness, remarkableness

  4. 4 an artistic rendering of radiant light around the head or body of a sacred personage <an altarpiece depicting God seated on His throne and bathed in celestial glory> Synonyms aureole, halo, nimbusRelated Words starburst, sunburst; aura, corona




glory

interjection

Synonyms and Antonyms of glory

  1. how delightful <glory! I thought I'd never see this day come> Synonyms hooray (or glory be), ha (or hah), hallelujah, hey, hot dog, huzzah, wahoo [chiefly West], whee, whoopee, yahoo, yippeeRelated Words wow, zowie; ooh; gee, gee whiz, goshNear Antonyms alack, alas, aw, boo



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