(?), a. [OF. glorios, glorious, F. glorieux, fr. L. gloriosus. See Glory, n.]
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1. Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds.
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These are thy glorious works, Parent of good !
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2. Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious. [Obs.]
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Most miserable
Is the desire that's glorious.
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3. Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink. [Colloq.]
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kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious,
O'er all the ills of life victorious.
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During his office treason was no crime,
The sons of Belial had a glorious time.

Syn. -- Eniment; noble; excellent; renowned; illustrious; celebrated; magnificent; grand; splendid.

-- Glo"ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Glo"ri*ous*ness, n. Udall.
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Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously.
Ex. xv. 21.
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I speak it not gloriously, nor out of affectation.
B. Jonson.
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