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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 glo·ri·ous /ˈgloriəs, ˈglɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glo·ri·ous a.
 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.]
 Most miserable
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,
          redoubtable, respected]
      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,
          splendid, splendiferous]