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,
These are thy glorious works, Parent of good !Milton.
2. Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious.
Is the desire that's glorious.
3. Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.
kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious,Burns.
O'er all the ills of life victorious.
During his office treason was no crime,Dryden.
The sons of Belial had a glorious time.
Syn. -- Eniment; noble; excellent; renowned; illustrious; celebrated; magnificent; grand; splendid.
adv. -- Glo"ri*ous*ness,
Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously.Ex. xv. 21.
I speak it not gloriously, nor out of affectation.B. Jonson.
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