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


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.


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


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


Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.


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.


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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