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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Recent Examples on the Web

The Giants’ franchise has a long and glorious history in the All-Star Game, dating back to 1934, when Carl Hubbell struck out five legendary American League hitters in succession. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "For the Giants’ All-Star, it was quick and unsatisfying," 9 July 2019 The 2016 free agency period was perhaps the most glorious for the Warriors. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Analysis: Warriors' loss of Kevin Durant will hurt for years to come," 30 June 2019 The 21-year-old had a glorious on loan campaign helping Aston Villa to promotion to the Premier League. SI.com, "8 Chelsea Youngsters Whose Careers Could Be Revitalised Under Frank Lampard," 27 June 2019 Earlier this week saw the opening of MAD, a grand and glorious Spanish restaurant specializing in the flavors and design of Madrid. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Loch Bar brings seafood tavern concept to River Oaks," 21 June 2019 As always, the outfits were glorious and efforts were made. Vogue, "Dior Transformed the V&A’s Lawn Into a Garden Idyll for the Museum’s Annual Summer Party," 20 June 2019 But place in that glorious setting a near-perfect production of William Shakespeare’s finest rom-com and the experience levels up to sublime. Allison Adato, EW.com, "Danielle Brooks shines in a near-perfect Much Ado About Nothing: EW review," 12 June 2019 Three hours later in Libbey Bowl, a glorious, life-affirming performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto by Kopatchinskaja and the superb Mahler Chamber Orchestra came to its shocking end. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "Beethoven rolls over at the Ojai Music Festival," 8 June 2018 Enhance your glorious garb with professional face painting and body painting. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 15 June 2019

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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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