glorious

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adjective glo·ri·ous \ˈglȯr-ē-əs\

Definition of glorious

  1. 1 a :  possessing or deserving glory :  illustrious b :  entitling one to glory <a glorious victory>

  2. 2 :  marked by great beauty or splendor :  magnificent <a glorious sunset>

  3. 3 :  delightful, wonderful <had a glorious weekend>

gloriously

adverb

gloriousness

noun

Examples of glorious in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of glorious

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French glorios, from Latin gloriosus glorious, vainglorious, from gloria


First Known Use: 13th century

Synonym Discussion of glorious

splendid, resplendent, gorgeous, glorious, sublime, superb mean extraordinarily or transcendently impressive. splendid implies outshining the usual or customary <the wedding was a splendid occasion>. resplendent suggests a glowing or blazing splendor <resplendent in her jewelry>. gorgeous implies a rich splendor especially in display of color <a gorgeous red dress>. glorious suggests radiance that heightens beauty or distinction <a glorious sunset>. sublime implies an exaltation or elevation almost beyond human comprehension <a vision of sublime beauty>. superb suggests an excellence reaching the highest conceivable degree <her singing was superb>.

GLORIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

glorious

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adjective glo·ri·ous \ˈglȯr-ē-əs\

Definition of glorious for English Language Learners

  • : having or deserving glory, fame, or honor

  • : very beautiful or delightful


GLORIOUS Defined for Kids

glorious

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adjective glo·ri·ous \ˈglȯr-ē-əs\

Definition of glorious for Students

  1. 1 :  having or deserving praise or admiration <glorious deeds>

  2. 2 :  having great beauty or splendor <glorious music>

  3. 3 :  delightful <glorious weather>

gloriously

adverb


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