Definition of glorious
Examples of glorious in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of glorious from the Web
And some repurposed her caption into a glorious new meme of its own.
Students were promised rigorous classes, stimulating friendships, field trips to area colleges and idyllic swimming ponds: a glorious New England summer.
And the answer, instead of a glorious celebration of freedom and liberty, is a period of chaos and vengeance.
In those statues, his arm was always raised, palm outstretched, exhorting us toward the glorious socialist future.
The American republic was founded in an act of treason — glorious treason, but treason nonetheless.
But a man whose career was glorious without intermission, decade after decade, does sorely try our patience.
The Obama administration didn't have a glorious transparency record.
But Kalanick had persuaded his backers and an uncritical tech press that, trust him on this, the endgame would be glorious — after all, the company was growing incredibly fast.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of glorious
GLORIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of glorious for English Language Learners
: having or deserving glory, fame, or honor
: very beautiful or delightful
GLORIOUS Defined for Kids
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