1. [ adjective ] having or deserving or conferring glory

"a long and glorious career" "our glorious literature"

Related terms: inglorious empyreal celebrated illustrious divine bright incandescent lustrous known
2. [ adjective ] having or worthy of pride
Synonyms: redoubtable respected illustrious

"redoubtable scholar of the Renaissance" "born of a redoubtable family"

Related terms: proud
3. [ adjective ] bringing great happiness and thankfulness

"glorious freedom" "glorious times"

Related terms: blessed
4. [ adjective ] characterized by or attended with brilliance or grandeur
Synonyms: magnificent brilliant splendid

"the brilliant court life at Versailles" "a glorious work of art" "magnificent cathedrals" "the splendid coronation ceremony"

Related terms: impressive
5. [ adjective ] having great beauty and splendor
Synonyms: splendid resplendent splendiferous

"a glorious spring morning" "a glorious sunset" "splendid costumes" "a kind of splendiferous native simplicity"

Related terms: beautiful
Similar spelling:   gloriously