Glo"ri*ous (?), a. [OF. glorios, glorious, F. glorieux, fr. L. gloriosus. See Glory, n.]

1.

Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds.

These are thy glorious works, Parent of good ! Milton.

2.

Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious.

[Obs.]

Most miserable Is the desire that's glorious. Shak.

3.

Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.

[Colloq.]

kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er all the ills of life victorious. Burns.

During his office treason was no crime, The sons of Belial had a glorious time. Dryden.

Syn. -- Eniment; noble; excellent; renowned; illustrious; celebrated; magnificent; grand; splendid.

-- Glo"ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Glo"ri*ous*ness, n.

Udall.

Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously. Ex. xv. 21.

I speak it not gloriously, nor out of affectation. B. Jonson.

 

© Webster 1913.

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