[glawr-ee-uh s, glohr-] /ˈglɔr i əs, ˈgloʊr-/

delightful; wonderful; completely enjoyable:
to have a glorious time at the circus.
conferring :
a glorious victory.
full of ; entitled to great renown:
England is glorious in her poetry.
brilliantly beautiful or magnificent; splendid:
a glorious summer day.
Archaic. blissfully drunk.
having or full of glory; illustrious
conferring glory or renown: a glorious victory
brilliantly beautiful
delightful or enjoyable
(informal) drunk

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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