glorious

adjective
glo·​ri·​ous | \ ˈglȯr-ē-əs How to pronounce glorious (audio) \

Definition of glorious

1a : possessing or deserving glory : illustrious had a long and glorious military career
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

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Other Words from glorious

gloriously adverb
gloriousness noun

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

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.
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The texts come from a European lens, but the music is glorious. Thomas May, The Seattle Times, "‘The Routes of Slavery’ traces a musical journey of resilience in the face of inhumanity," 31 Oct. 2018 That led to a lifelong attachment to the Three Lions, a team with glorious history — notably winning the 1966 World Cup — but stricken by ongoing disaster in modern times. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "How Harry Nilsson turned me into a lifelong fan of England’s national soccer team," 19 June 2018 For Venetians like me, who pride ourselves on centuries of glorious history dating back to the Venetian republic of the 16th century, this brings shame and disgrace. Manfred Manera, Newsweek, "Civil War in Venice as Corruption Scandal Grows," 18 July 2014 In true McLaren fashion, the Speed Orange OnePlus 6T is a glorious testament to over-the-top performance and power. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is the height of overkill—and I totally want one," 11 Dec. 2018 Best scene: Unlike the movie itself, the trailer is a glorious masterpiece. 6. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Ranking the top 7 Texas sports movies of all time — and their best scenes," 28 June 2018 Best go to the village where the glorious stalls even make cauliflowers, the most boring of veg, look like still lives. Victoria Mather, A-LIST, "India Files: the Princely Grandeur of Rajasthan," 20 June 2018 Director Lowell Williams gets glorious performances from his M Ensemble cast, each of the seven sounding distinctive notes in a play that is both intimate and operatic in scale. Christine Dolen, miamiherald, "'Seven Guitars' a riveting revival of August Wilson's take on black life in the 20th century," 12 June 2018 Come for the glorious photos by Lauren Dukoff, stay for Ross’s wit and wisdom in our interview. Rebecca Keegan, HWD, "How George and Amal Made Hollywood Cry," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of glorious

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for glorious

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

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The first known use of glorious was in the 13th century

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glorious

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of glorious

: having or deserving glory, fame, or honor
: very beautiful or delightful

glorious

adjective
glo·​ri·​ous | \ ˈglȯr-ē-əs How to pronounce glorious (audio) \

Kids Definition of glorious

1 : having or deserving praise or admiration glorious deeds
2 : having great beauty or splendor glorious music
3 : delightful glorious weather

Other Words from glorious

gloriously adverb

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