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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"

Wiktionary

  1. gloriousadjective

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

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

  2. gloriousadjective

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

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

  3. gloriousadjective

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

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

  4. gloriousadjective

    Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.

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

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Tillotson:

    A more glorious victory cannot be gained over another man than this, that when the injury began on his part the kindness should begin on ours.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Eternity is a glorious word but eternity is ice.

  3. John Lydon:

    There is nothing glorious in dying, anyone can do it.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    What a glorious day for Israel, we are in Jerusalem and we are here to stay.

  5. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:

    He had his glorious moment with the Pope coming this week. He is a devout Catholic.

Images & Illustrations of glorious

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. gloat
    • B. excogitate
    • C. abet
    • D. descant

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