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Definition 1: having or deserving or conferring glory - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where glorious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a long and glorious career
  • our glorious literature

(glorious is similar to ...) splendid

"the bright stars of stage and screen" "a bright moment in history" "the bright pageantry of court"

(glorious is similar to ...) having an illustrious past

(glorious is similar to ...) being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods

"her pies were simply divine" "the divine Shakespeare" "an elysian meal" "an inspired performance"

(glorious is similar to ...) inspiring awe

"well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity" "empyrean aplomb" "the sublime beauty of the night"

(glorious is similar to ...) having or conferring glory

"an illustrious achievement"

(glorious is similar to ...) characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance

"an incandescent performance"

(glorious is similar to ...) brilliant

"set a lustrous example for others to follow" "lustrous actors of the time"

(means also ...) apprehended with certainty

"a known quantity" "the limits of the known world" "a musician known throughout the world" "a known criminal"

Definition 2: having great beauty and splendor - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where glorious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a glorious spring morning
  • a glorious sunset
  • splendid costumes
  • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity

Synonyms for glorious in the sense of this definition

(glorious is similar to ...) delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration

"a beautiful child" "beautiful country" "a beautiful painting" "a beautiful theory" "a beautiful party"

Definition 3: characterized by grandeur - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where glorious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the brilliant court life at Versailles
  • a glorious work of art
  • magnificent cathedrals
  • the splendid coronation ceremony

Synonyms for glorious in the sense of this definition

(glorious is similar to ...) making a strong or vivid impression

"an impressive ceremony"

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