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Definitions for glorious
ˈglɔr i əs, ˈgloʊr-glo·ri·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gloriousadjective

    having or deserving or conferring glory

    "a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature"

  2. brilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendidadjective

    characterized by grandeur

    "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony"

  3. glorious, resplendent, splendid, splendiferousadjective

    having great beauty and splendor

    "a glorious spring morning"; "a glorious sunset"; "splendid costumes"; "a kind of splendiferous native simplicity"


  1. gloriousadjective

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

  2. gloriousadjective

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

  3. gloriousadjective

    Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious.

  4. gloriousadjective

    Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.

  5. Etymology: and glorius et al., from gloriosus. Replaced native Middle English wuldrig, from Old English.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GLORIOUSadjective

    Etymology: gloriosus, Latin; glorieux, French.

    Glorious followers, who make themselves as trumpets of the commendation of those they follow, taint business for want of secrecy. Francis Bacon.

    They that are glorious must needs be factious; for all bravery stands upon comparisons. Francis Bacon, Essay 55.

    Let them know that thou art Lord, the only God, and glorious over the whole world. Dan. iii. 22.

    Impartial justice holds her equal scales,
    ’Till stronger virtue does the weight incline;
    If over thee thy glorious foe prevails,
    He now defends the cause that once was thine. Matthew Prior.

    Let us remember we are Cato’s friends,
    And act like men who claim that glorious title. Joseph Addison, Cato.


  1. Glorious

    Glorious is a song released by Swedish singer-songwriter Andreas Johnson in 1999. It is from Johnson's Liebling album on the WEA record label. The song was a mixed success chart-wise, as it remained in low positions in the Netherlands, Switzerland, New Zealand and Germany. However, the song peaked within the top ten of the charts in Italy and the United Kingdom. The song was also used as the main theme for Sky Sports' Premier League shows – Ford Super Sunday and Ford Football Special from August 2000 to May 2001 The song was later used on television advertisements for Vauxhall, Volvo, and in 2004, for Nutella, thus allowing the song to re-enter the French Singles Chart at a peak of number 16, although the song was only number 50 in its first release, four years earlier. An uncredited instrumental segment of the song was used in the movie The Proposal, after the ceremony. The first three melody lines that are sung are identical to the first three sung melody lines of "Two Minute Warning", a song by Depeche Mode (composed by Alan Wilder) in 1983.


  1. glorious

    Glorious generally refers to something that is deserving of great admiration, honor, and praise due to its exceptional qualities, beauty, or achievements. It implies a sense of splendor, magnificence, or excellence that evokes a feeling of awe, delight, or satisfaction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gloriousnoun

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

  2. Gloriousnoun

    eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious

  3. Gloriousnoun

    ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink


  1. Glorious

    Glorious is the title of British comedian Eddie Izzard's 1997 performance at the Hammersmith Apollo. The performance was released on VHS and covers topics such as the siege of Troy, Noah's Ark, the Royal Family to the birth of baby Jesus. In many ways, the flow of topics follow from the Bible, starting with the beginning of time according to the Old Testament and ending with Armageddon according to the Book of Revelation, though they are covered in Izzard's usual non-serious style.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glorious' in Adjectives Frequency: #972

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glorious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glorious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of glorious in a Sentence

  1. Douglas Mejia:

    I just want to ask the public, the county, the state, if you have any information, please call, she was gone way too soon, especially on a glorious day –Sunday, Mother’s Day.

  2. Sophocles:

    To exert his power in doing good is man?s most glorious task.

  3. Homer:

    The glorious gifts of the gods are not to be cast aside.

  4. Armin:

    Kiddos are a free laughing unpredictable glorious treasure of unforgettable memories and endless adventures! Although absent of the importance of understanding truth and liberty, may the pursuit of happiness always be present and preside in their childhood years!

  5. Manmohan Vaidya:

    Yoga is part of ancient India's cultural heritage, by celebrating yoga on a mass scale we are validating our glorious past.

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