Definition of glorious in English:

glorious

Syllabification: glo·ri·ous
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlôrēəs
 
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adjective

1Having, worthy of, or bringing fame or admiration: the most glorious victory of all time
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  • It was a glorious way to bring up the century for the season.
  • Then this beginning expanded, building itself a palace, worthy of glorious praise.
  • That glorious event will finally bring life, light, fire and love to their complete fruition.
Synonyms
illustrious, celebrated, famous, acclaimed, distinguished, honored; outstanding, great, magnificent, noble, triumphant
2Having a striking beauty or splendor that evokes feelings of delighted admiration: a glorious autumn day
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  • Sure, his inner beauty might be glorious, but visually he's more like a Quasimodo.
  • For sure it has a wealth of exceptional buildings and a glorious urban beauty.
  • He stood there for a few minutes looking onto the glorious beauty of the forest below.
Synonyms
wonderful, marvelous, magnificent, superb, sublime, spectacular, lovely, fine, delightful
informal super, great, stunning, fantastic, terrific, tremendous, sensational, heavenly, divine, gorgeous, fabulous, fab, awesome, ace, killer
literary wondrous, beauteous

Origin

Middle English: from Old French glorieus, from Latin gloriosus, from gloria 'glory'.

Derivatives

gloriously

adverb
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  • The weather of course knows precisely what I'm typing, and is now doing its best to look innocent by being gloriously sunny.
  • It is a gloriously rousing, swirling, foot-tapping celebration of all that is great in traditional music.
  • But, if you want to wring every last drop out of this gloriously understated city, using the map is the only way to travel.

gloriousness

noun
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  • One of the things that draws me to Brodie is the gloriousness of playing a woman in her 40s who gets up and looks at herself and thinks, ‘Today I look marvellous.’.
  • The one television station will be running back-to-back feature films that espouse the virtue of self-reliance and the gloriousness of the revolution.
  • He had never been a morning person before, but letting the beautiful sunrise pass without him absorbing its gloriousness in an area such as this seemed wasteful, from his perspective.

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