glo·ri·ous /ˈgloriəs, ˈglɔr-/
1. Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds.
These are thy glorious works, Parent of good ! --Milton.
2. Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious. [Obs.]
Is the desire that's glorious. --Shak.
3. Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink. [Colloq.]
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.
Syn: -- Eniment; noble; excellent; renowned; illustrious; celebrated; magnificent; grand; splendid.
-- Glo*ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Glo*ri*ous*ness, n.
Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously. --Ex. xv. 21.
I speak it not gloriously, nor out of affectation. --B. Jonson.
adj 1: having or deserving or conferring glory; "a long and
glorious career"; "our glorious literature" [ant: inglorious]
2: having or worthy of pride; "redoubtable scholar of the
Renaissance"; "born of a redoubtable family" [syn: illustrious,
3: bringing great happiness and thankfulness; "glorious
freedom"; "glorious times"
4: characterized by or attended with brilliance or grandeur;
"the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work
of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid
coronation ceremony" [syn: brilliant, magnificent, splendid]
5: having great beauty and splendor; "a glorious spring
morning"; "a glorious sunset"; "splendid costumes"; "a
kind of splendiferous native simplicity" [syn: resplendent,