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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glorious  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glorious 
  adj  1:  having  or  deserving  or  conferring  glory;  "a  long  and 
  glorious  career";  "our  glorious  literature"  [ant:  {inglorious}] 
  2:  having  or  worthy  of  pride;  "redoubtable  scholar  of  the 
  Renaissance";  "born  of  a  redoubtable  family"  [syn:  {illustrious}, 
  {redoubtable},  {respected}] 
  3:  bringing  great  happiness  and  thankfulness;  "glorious 
  freedom";  "glorious  times" 
  4:  characterized  by  or  attended  with  brilliance  or  grandeur; 
  "the  brilliant  court  life  at  Versailles";  "a  glorious  work 
  of  art";  "magnificent  cathedrals";  "the  splendid 
  coronation  ceremony"  [syn:  {brilliant},  {magnificent},  {splendid}] 
  5:  having  great  beauty  and  splendor;  "a  glorious  spring 
  morning";  "a  glorious  sunset";  "splendid  costumes";  "a 
  kind  of  splendiferous  native  simplicity"  [syn:  {resplendent}, 
  {splendid},  {splendiferous}] 




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