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Wordnet 3.0


1. having or deserving or conferring glory;
- Example: "a long and glorious career"
- Example: "our glorious literature"

2. characterized by grandeur;
- Example: "the brilliant court life at Versailles"
- Example: "a glorious work of art"
- Example: "magnificent cathedrals"
- Example: "the splendid coronation ceremony"
[syn: brilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendid]

3. having great beauty and splendor;
- Example: "a glorious spring morning"
- Example: "a glorious sunset"
- Example: "splendid costumes"
- Example: "a kind of splendiferous native simplicity"
[syn: glorious, resplendent, splendid, splendiferous]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glorious \Glo"ri*ous\, a. [OF. glorios, glorious, F. glorieux, fr. L. gloriosus. See Glory, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds. [1913 Webster] These are thy glorious works, Parent of good ! --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Most miserable Is the desire that's glorious. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er all the ills of life victorious. --Burns. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously. --Ex. xv. 21. [1913 Webster] I speak it not gloriously, nor out of affectation. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

glorious adj 1: having or deserving or conferring glory; "a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature" [ant: inglorious] 2: characterized by grandeur; "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony" [syn: brilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendid] 3: having great beauty and splendor; "a glorious spring morning"; "a glorious sunset"; "splendid costumes"; "a kind of splendiferous native simplicity" [syn: glorious, resplendent, splendid, splendiferous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

193 Moby Thesaurus words for "glorious": Babylonian, Corinthian, addled, admirable, all-knowing, all-powerful, all-seeing, all-wise, almighty, august, awe-inspiring, awful, barbaric, beaming, beautiful, beery, bemused, besotted, blind drunk, blooming, boundless, bright, brilliant, celebrated, changeless, charismatic, cool, crapulent, crapulous, creating, creative, dandy, dazzling, delightful, deluxe, devastating, distinguished, divine, dizzy, drenched, drunk, drunken, effulgent, elaborate, elegant, elevated, eminent, enjoyable, estimable, eternal, eternally the same, everlasting, exalted, excellent, exquisite, extravagant, fabulous, famed, famous, fancy, far-gone, fine, flustered, fou, full, gay, giddy, gilt-edged, glamorous, glowing, godlike, golden, good, gorgeous, grand, grandiose, great, groovy, hallowed, happy, heavenly, heroic, high, highest, holy, honored, hot, hunky-dory, illustrious, immense, immortal, immutable, imposing, impressive, in liquor, inebriate, inebriated, inebrious, infinite, intoxicated, jolly, just, keen, killing, lauded, limitless, lofty, loving, luminous, lustrous, luxurious, magic, magnanimous, magnificent, majestic, making, marvelous, maudlin, mellow, merciful, merry, muddled, nappy, neat, noble, numinous, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, one, outstanding, palatial, permanent, perpetual, pleasurable, plush, posh, princely, prominent, proud, radiant, raving, ravishing, reeling, renowned, resplendent, ritzy, sacred, sensational, shaping, shikker, shining, soaring, sodden, sotted, sovereign, sparkling, spectacular, splendacious, splendent, splendid, splendiferous, splendorous, splendrous, stately, sterling, stunning, sublime, sumptuous, super, superb, supereminent, superexcellent, superfancy, superfine, superior, supreme, swank, swanky, swell, terrific, tiddly, timeless, tipsy, towering, tremendous, ubiquitous, unbounded, unchanging, undefined, under the influence, unlimited, wonderful