Complete Definition of "glorious"

English

Pronunciation
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɔːriəs|-ɔːriəs

Adjective
glorious (more glorious, most glorious)

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

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#:*1604: Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, th' ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war! — William Shakespeare, Othello, Act III, Scene III, line 351.
#:*These are thy glorious works, Parent of good — Milton.

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

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#:*1590: And this fell tempest shall not cease to rage Until the golden circuit on my head, Like to the glorious sun's transparent beams, Do calm the fury of this mad-bred flaw. — William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II, Act III, Scene I, line 351.

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

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#:*1609: ... but most miserable Is the [desire] that’s glorious. Blessed be those, How mean soe’er, that have their honest wills, Which seasons comfort. — William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, Act I, Scene VI, line 6.

  1. colloquial Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.

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#:*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.

Related terms
glorify
glory

Translations
Chinese: 光彩的 (guāngcǎi de)
Finnish: upea (1), mahtava (1), kunniakas (1)
French: glorieux m, glorieuse f
German: prachtvoll
Greek: λαμπρός m, λαμπρή f, λαμπρό n
Italian: glorioso
Japanese: 見事な, 栄光ある
Korean: 영광스럽은 (yeong-gwangseureopeun)
Latin: gloriosus m, gloriosa f, gloriosum n
Russian: славный|сла́вный (slávnyj)
Spanish: glorioso m, gloriosa f

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