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English adjective: glorious

1. glorious having or deserving or conferring glory

SamplesA long and glorious career.
Our glorious literature.

Similarbright, celebrated, divine, elysian, empyreal, empyrean, historied, illustrious, incandescent, inspired, lustrous, storied, sublime

See alsoknown


2. glorious characterized by grandeur

SamplesThe brilliant court life at Versailles.
A glorious work of art.
Magnificent cathedrals.
The splendid coronation ceremony.

Synonymsbrilliant, magnificent, splendid



3. glorious having great beauty and splendor

SamplesA glorious spring morning.
A glorious sunset.
Splendid costumes.
A kind of splendiferous native simplicity.

Synonymsresplendent, splendid, splendiferous



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