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

Other Words from glorious

gloriously adverb
gloriousness noun

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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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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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15 May 2022

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“Glorious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glorious. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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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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