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. [Obs.]
"Most miserable Is the desire that's glorious." -- Shak.
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.