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glorious
WordNet 2.0
  • having great beauty and splendor
  • "a glorious spring morning"
  • "a glorious sunset"
  • "splendid costumes"
  • "a kind of splendiferous native simplicity"
  • bringing great happiness and thankfulness
  • "glorious freedom"
  • "glorious times"
  • having or deserving or conferring glory
  • "a long and glorious career"
  • "our glorious literature"
  • 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"
  • having or worthy of pride
  • "redoubtable scholar of the Renaissance"
  • "born of a redoubtable family"
glorious
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 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.

 

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

Francis Bacon
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