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Meaning of GLORIOUS

Pronunciation:  'glowreeus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having great beauty and splendor; "a glorious spring morning"; "a glorious sunset"; "splendid costumes"; "a kind of splendiferous native simplicity"
  2. [adj]  bringing great happiness and thankfulness; "glorious freedom"; "glorious times"
  3. [adj]  having or deserving or conferring glory; "a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature"
  4. [adj]  characterized by or attended with brilliance or grandeur; "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony"
  5. [adj]  having or worthy of pride; "redoubtable scholar of the Renaissance"; "born of a redoubtable family"

GLORIOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: beautiful, blessed, blest, bright, brilliant, celebrated, divine, elysian, empyreal, empyrean, historied, illustrious, impressive, incandescent, inspired, lustrous, magnificent, proud, redoubtable, respected, resplendent, splendid, splendiferous, storied, sublime
 Antonyms: dishonorable, inglorious
 See Also: known



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Glo"ri*ous\, a. [OF. glorios, glorious, F. glorieux,
fr. L. gloriosus. See {Glory}, n.]
1. Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy
   of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent;
   splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious

         These are thy glorious works, Parent of good !

2. Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful;
   ostentatious; vainglorious. [Obs.]

         Most miserable Is the desire that's glorious.

3. Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink. [Colloq.]

         kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er all
         the ills of life victorious.          --Burns.

         During his office treason was no crime, The sons of
         Belial had a glorious time.           --Dryden.

Syn: Eniment; noble; excellent; renowned; illustrious;
     celebrated; magnificent; grand; splendid. --
     {Glo"ri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Glo"ri*ous*ness}, n. --Udall.

           Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed
           gloriously.                         --Ex. xv. 21.

           I speak it not gloriously, nor out of affectation.
                                               --B. Jonson.

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