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GLORIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does glorious mean? 

GLORIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective GLORIOUS has 5 senses:

1. having or deserving or conferring glory
2. having or worthy of pride
3. bringing great happiness and thankfulness
4. characterized by grandeur
5. having great beauty and splendor

  Familiarity information: GLORIOUS used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


GLORIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1glorious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or deserving or conferring glory

Context examples:

a long and glorious career / our glorious literature

Similar:

lustrous (brilliant)

incandescent (characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance)

illustrious (having or conferring glory)

empyreal; empyrean; sublime (inspiring awe)

divine; elysian; inspired (being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods)

celebrated; historied; storied (having an illustrious past)

bright (splendid)

Also:

known (apprehended with certainty)

Antonym:

inglorious (not bringing honor and glory)


Sense 2glorious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or worthy of pride

Synonyms:

glorious; redoubtable; respected; illustrious

Context examples:

redoubtable scholar of the Renaissance / born of a redoubtable family

Similar:

proud (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride)


Sense 3glorious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bringing great happiness and thankfulness

Context examples:

glorious freedom / glorious times

Similar:

blessed; blest (highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace))


Sense 4glorious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by grandeur

Synonyms:

magnificent; splendid; brilliant; glorious

Context examples:

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

Similar:

impressive (making a strong or vivid impression)


Sense 5glorious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having great beauty and splendor

Synonyms:

resplendent; splendid; splendiferous; glorious

Context examples:

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

Similar:

beautiful (delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration)


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