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[glawr-uh-fi-key-shuh n, glohr-] /ˌglɔr ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌgloʊr-/
a glorified or more splendid form of something.
the act of glorifying.
the state of being glorified.
exaltation to the glory of heaven.
Origin of glorification
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English < Late Latin glōrificātiōn- (stem of glōrificātiō), equivalent to glōrific(āre) to glorify + -ātiōn- -ation
Related forms
deglorification, noun
reglorification, noun
self-glorification, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for glorification
  • Despite the glorification of science, the marketplace sets the value and the price.
  • The oeuvres aren't the core of our researches anymore, but a mere pretext for self-glorification.
  • The media's glorification of celebrity pregnancies doesn't help things.
  • He conflated freedom with unfettered markets, and his legacy was a glorification of private wealth over the public good.
  • Juggling the twin melons of societal progress and self-glorification, its leader chose to let the first one drop.
  • Kaplan's glorification of military values is also disturbing.
  • Blacks, who were recruited by the university primarily as athletes, experienced both glorification and resentment.
  • But an exhibition is by nature a glorification of something, and it is a different vehicle from a dissertation.
  • Both were torn between self-expression-even self-glorification-and utter self-erasure.
  • The third thing is the increasing glorification of gun possession and use.
British Dictionary definitions for glorification


the act of glorifying or state of being glorified
(informal) an enhanced or favourably exaggerated version or account
(Brit, informal) a celebration
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Word Origin and History for glorification

mid-15c. as a term in alchemy, "action of refining; state of being refined," from Late Latin glorificationem (nominative glorificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of glorificare (see glorify). From c.1500 in theology; general sense by mid-19c.

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