Definition of glorious
- a glorious victory
- a glorious sunset
He had a long and glorious military career.
The old ruins give only a hint of the city's glorious past.
The government has described the battle as a glorious victory.
Our room had a glorious view of the mountains.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: having or deserving glory, fame, or honor
: very beautiful or delightful
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