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glo·ri·ous

 (glôr′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Having or deserving glory; famous.
2. Conferring or advancing glory: a glorious achievement.
3. Characterized by great beauty and splendor; magnificent: a glorious sunset.
4. Delightful; wonderful: had a glorious visit with old friends.

glo′ri·ous·ly adv.
glo′ri·ous·ness n.

glorious

(ˈɡlɔːrɪəs)
adj
1. having or full of glory; illustrious
2. conferring glory or renown: a glorious victory.
3. brilliantly beautiful
4. delightful or enjoyable
5. informal drunk
ˈgloriously adv
ˈgloriousness n

glo•ri•ous

(ˈglɔr i əs, ˈgloʊr-)

adj.
1. delightful; wonderful: a glorious time.
2. conferring glory: a glorious victory.
3. full of glory; entitled to great renown: a glorious hero.
4. brilliantly beautiful or magnificent; splendid: a glorious summer day.
[1300–50; < Old French glorieus < Latin glōriōsus. See glory, -ous]
glo′ri•ous•ly, adv.
glo′ri•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.glorious - having or deserving or conferring glory; "a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature"
known - apprehended with certainty; "a known quantity"; "the limits of the known world"; "a musician known throughout the world"; "a known criminal"
inglorious - not bringing honor and glory; "some mute inglorious Milton here may rest"
2.glorious - characterized by grandeur; "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
3.glorious - having great beauty and splendor; "a glorious spring morning"; "a glorious sunset"; "splendid costumes"; "a kind of splendiferous native simplicity"
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"

glorious

adjective
2. delightful, fine, wonderful, excellent, heavenly (informal), marvellous, splendid, gorgeous, pleasurable, splendiferous (facetious) We opened the window and let in the glorious evening air.

glorious

adjective
1. Marked by extraordinary elegance, beauty, and splendor:
Translations
جدير بالثَّناء والتَّمجيدجَلِيلمُمْتِع، مُفْرِح، بَهِي
slavnýúžasnýnádhernýskvělý
prægtigpragtfuldstorslået
loistava
veličanstven
dicsõ
dásamlegurdÿrlegur
すばらしい
영광스러운
sijajenveličasten
strålande
สวยงามมาก
huy hoàng

glorious

[ˈglɔːrɪəs] ADJ [career, victory] → glorioso; [weather, view] → magnífico
it was a glorious muddle (iro) → la confusión era mayúscula

glorious

[ˈglɔːriəs] adj
[victory] → glorieux/euse; [success] → brillant(e)
[future, career] → brillant(e); [past] → glorieux/euse
(= beautiful) [day, weather] → magnifique

glorious

adj
(= splendid)herrlich, wunderbar; a glorious mess (iro)ein schönes or herrliches Durcheinander
(= illustrious) career, futureglanzvoll; years, days, era, victory, historyruhmreich

glorious

[ˈglɔːrɪəs] adj (deeds, victory) → glorioso/a; (weather, view) → stupendo/a, magnifico/a; (colours) → festoso/a

glory

(ˈgloːri) plural ˈglories noun
1. fame or honour. glory on the field of battle; He took part in the competition for the glory of the school.
2. a source of pride, fame etc. This building is one of the many glories of Venice.
3. the quality of being magnificent. The sun rose in all its glory.
verb
to take great pleasure in. He glories in his work as an architect.
ˈglorify (-fai) verb
1. to make (something) seem better than it is. That book glorified war.
2. to praise.
ˌglorifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˈglorious adjective
1. splendid; deserving great praise. a glorious career/victory.
2. very pleasant; delightful. glorious weather; Isn't the sunshine glorious?
ˈgloriously adverb

glorious

جَلِيل úžasný prægtig herrlich ένδοξος glorioso loistava glorieux veličanstven magnifico すばらしい 영광스러운 glorieus praktfull sławny glorioso великолепный strålande สวยงามมาก görkemli huy hoàng 显赫的
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Beth had a rapture with her mother, and then rushed up to impart the glorious news to her family of invalids, as the girls were not home.
All the years that have passed have not dimmed my memory of that first glorious autumn.
I lay claim to no higher gift than a small insight into the glorious art of petitioning and thanksgiving, as practiced in psalmody.
It is the Juno brand; a glorious wine, fragrant, and full of gentle might; a bottled-up happiness, put by for use; a golden liquid, worth more than liquid gold; so rare and admirable, that veteran wine-bibbers count it among their epochs to have tasted it
And, as he drew towards the close, a spirit as of prophecy had come upon him, constraining him to its purpose as mightily as the old prophets of Israel were constrained, only with this difference, that, whereas the Jewish seers had denounced judgments and ruin on their country, it was his mission to foretell a high and glorious destiny for the newly gathered people of the Lord.
I looked at the grand and glorious fellow, but saw no one to be saved.
To-morrow, in the natural sun, the skies will be bright; those who glared like devils in the forking flames, the morn will show in far other, at least gentler, relief; the glorious, golden, glad sun, the only true lamp --all others but liars
Then drawing his child on his knee, he gazed intently on his glorious dark eyes, and passed his hands through his long curls.
A State which bore this kind of fruit, and suffered it to drop off as fast as it ripened, would prepare the way for a still more perfect and glorious State, which I have also imagined, but not yet anywhere seen.
When we reflected that this was not a solitary phenomenon, never to happen again, but that it would happen forever and ever, an infinite number of evenings, and cheer and reassure the latest child that walked there, it was more glorious still.
Presently there was a distant blare of military music; it came nearer, still nearer, and soon a noble cavalcade wound into view, glorious with plumed helmets and flashing mail and flaunting banners and rich doublets and horse-cloths and gilded spear- heads; and through the muck and swine, and naked brats, and joyous dogs, and shabby huts, it took its gallant way, and in its wake we followed.
For a while, that bull-ring was the most thrilling and glorious and inspiring sight that ever was seen.