- Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory.
- glorious deeds
- 1604, William Shakespeare, Othello, Act III, Scene III, line 351:
- Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump, / The spirit-stirring drum, th’ ear-piercing fife, / The royal banner, and all quality, / Pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war!
- Excellent, wonderful
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 5”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- These are thy glorious works, Parent of good.
- Borini missed another glorious opportunity to give his side the lead after brilliant set-up play by Sterling, but with only the exposed keeper to beat, he struck the post.
- Bright or shining;
- Synonyms: splendid, resplendent, bright, shining
- 1590, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II, Act III, Scene I, line 351
- And this fell tempest shall not cease to rage / Until the golden circuit on my head, / Like to the glorious sun’s transparent beams, / Do calm the fury of this mad-bred flaw.
- (obsolete) Eager for glory or distinction
- Synonyms: haughty, boastful, ostentatious, vainglorious
- 1609, William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, Act I, Scene VI, line 6:
- […] but most miserable / Is the desire that’s glorious: blest be those, / How mean soe’er, that have their honest wills, / Which seasons comfort. […]
- (archaic, colloquial) Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.
- […] kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O’er all the ills of life victorious.
- During his office treason was no crime, The sons of Belial had a glorious time.
- French: glorieux
- German: ruhmvoll, glorreich, herrlich
- Italian: glorioso
- Portuguese: glorioso
- Russian: сла́вный
- Spanish: glorioso