glorious

[glawr-ee-uhs, glohr-]
adjective
1.
delightful; wonderful; completely enjoyable: to have a glorious time at the circus.
2.
conferring glory: a glorious victory.
3.
full of glory; entitled to great renown: England is glorious in her poetry.
4.
brilliantly beautiful or magnificent; splendid: a glorious summer day.
5.
Archaic. blissfully drunk.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French glorieus < Latin glōriōsus. See glory, -ous

gloriously, adverb
gloriousness, noun
quasi-glorious, adjective
quasi-gloriously, adverb
superglorious, adjective
supergloriously, adverb
supergloriousness, noun
unglorious, adjective
ungloriously, adverb


3. famous, famed, renowned, illustrious, noted, celebrated, eminent, distinguished.


1. unpleasant, disgusting. 3. unknown.
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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
 
'gloriously
 
adv
 
'gloriousness
 
n

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Example sentences
Cerritos cannot boast a glorious history, old money or natural beauty.
It was once thought that light pollution only affected astronomers, who need to
  see the night sky in all its glorious clarity.
Most of the time, however, it was pretty glorious science.
Add to this the almost vertical body, with tail extended in line, and glorious
  blue legs and feet.
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