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glorious

[glawr-ee-uh s, glohr-] /ˈglɔr i əs, ˈgloʊr-/
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
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French glorieus < Latin glōriōsus. See glory, -ous
Related forms
gloriously, adverb
gloriousness, noun
quasi-glorious, adjective
quasi-gloriously, adverb
superglorious, adjective
supergloriously, adverb
supergloriousness, noun
unglorious, adjective
ungloriously, adverb
Synonyms
3. famous, famed, renowned, illustrious, noted, celebrated, eminent, distinguished.
Antonyms
1. unpleasant, disgusting. 3. unknown.
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glorious

/ˈɡlɔːrɪəs/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
gloriously, adverb
gloriousness, noun
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glorious

adj.

late 13c., from Anglo-French glorious, Old French glorieus (12c., Modern French glorieux), from Latin gloriosus "full of glory, famous," from gloria (see glory). In 14c.-17c. it also could mean "boastful, vainglorious." Related: Gloriously.

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