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


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

Origin of glorious

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French glorieus < Latin glōriōsus. See glory, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for glorious

/ (ˈɡlɔːrɪəs) /


having or full of glory; illustrious
conferring glory or renowna glorious victory
brilliantly beautiful
delightful or enjoyable
informal drunk

Derived forms of glorious

gloriously, adverbgloriousness, noun
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