having or deserving or conferring glory
"a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature"
brilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendid(adj)
characterized by grandeur
"the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony"
glorious, resplendent, splendid, splendiferous(adj)
having great beauty and splendor
"a glorious spring morning"; "a glorious sunset"; "splendid costumes"; "a kind of splendiferous native simplicity"
Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds.
Splendid; resplendent; bright; shining, as the sun, gold, or other shiny objects.
Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious.
Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.
Origin: and glorius et al., from gloriosus. Replaced native Middle English wuldrig, from Old English.
exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds
eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious
ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'glorious' in Adjectives Frequency: #972
The numerical value of glorious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of glorious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was glorious, angels sung on high.
Damn my eyes. Damn my soul. Glorious!
In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
In great attempts, it is even glorious to fail.
Eternity is a glorious word but eternity is ice.
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Translations for glorious
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- gloriósCatalan, Valencian
- herrlich, ruhmvoll, glorreich, prachtvollGerman
- λαμπρός, ένδοξοςGreek
- kunniakas, mahtava, loistava, upeaFinnish
- glorieux, splendideFrench
- glorieusWestern Frisian
- блистательный, славный, великолепныйRussian
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