Definition of Glorious

1. Adjective. Having or deserving or conferring glory. "Our glorious literature"




2. Adjective. Characterized by grandeur. "The splendid coronation ceremony"
Exact synonyms: Brilliant, Magnificent, Splendid
Similar to: Impressive
Derivative terms: Brilliance, Brilliancy, Glory, Magnificence, Magnificence

3. Adjective. Having great beauty and splendor. "A kind of splendiferous native simplicity"
Exact synonyms: Resplendent, Splendid, Splendiferous
Similar to: Beautiful
Derivative terms: Glory, Resplend, Resplendence, Resplendency

Definition of Glorious

1. a. Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds.

Definition of Glorious

1. Adjective. Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds. ¹

2. Adjective. Splendid; resplendent; bright; shining, as the sun, gold, or other shiny objects. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious. ¹

4. Adjective. (colloquial) Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glorious

1. magnificent [adj] - See also: magnificent

Medical Definition of Glorious

1. 1. Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds. "These are thy glorious works, Parent of good !" (Milton) 2. Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious. "Most miserable Is the desire that's glorious." (Shak) 3. Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink. "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) Synonym: Eniment, noble, excellent, renowned, illustrious, celebrated, magnificent, grand, splendid. Glo"riously, Glo"riousness, "Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously." (Ex. Xv. 21) "I speak it not gloriously, nor out of affectation." (B. Jonson) Origin: OF. Glorios, glorious, F. Glorieux, fr. L. Gloriosus. See Glory. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glorious

glorieth
gloriette
glorification
glorifications
glorified
glorifier
glorifiers
glorifies
glorifieth
glorify
glorifying
gloriole
glorioles
gloriosa
gloriosas
glorious (current term)
gloriously
gloriousness
gloriousnesses
glory-hole
glory-holes
glory-of-the-snow
glory box
glory boxes
glory days
glory fern
glory holes
glory lily

Literary usage of Glorious

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1. The Works of Joseph Bellamy by Joseph Bellamy, Tryon Edwards (1850)
"tyranny ; and so the gospel, instead of being a glorious gospel, a glorious display of ... But if the law was holy, just, and good, glorious and amiable, ..."

2. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, ... 11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"glorious the sun in mid career; glorious the assembled fires appear; glorious the comet's train: glorious the trumpet and alarm; glorious the Almighty's ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"afford a good criterion as well of our author's poetical powers as of the perfect sequence of his ideas: — " glorious the sun in mid career, glorious the ..."

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