glorified
glorified glorified adj. 1. accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing.

Syn: canonized. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Made to appear more important or better than it actually is; as, The Chief Financial Officer was little more than a glorified accountant. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • glorified — index famous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • glorified — mid 14c., invested with glory, pp. adj. from GLORIFY (Cf. glorify). Weakened sense of transformed into something better is from 1821 …   Etymology dictionary

  • glorified — [[t]glɔ͟ːrɪfaɪd[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n You use glorified to indicate that something is less important or impressive than its name suggests. Sometimes they tell me I m just a glorified waitress... Some places were no more than glorified pubs. Syn: jumped …   English dictionary

  • Glorified — Glorify Glo ri*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Glorified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glorifying}.] [F. glorifier, L. glorificare; gloria glory + ficare (in comp.) to make. See { fy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make glorious by bestowing glory upon; to confer honor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glorified — mod. overblown; over hyped; phony. □ Why, this is just a glorified potato chip! □ She’s just a glorified dance hall girl …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • glorified — glo|ri|fied [ˈglo:rıfaıd] adj [only before noun] made to seem like something more important ▪ Many bosses view secretaries as no more than glorified typists …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glorified — glo|ri|fied [ glɔrə,faıd ] adjective used for saying what something is really like when other people have described it as far more impressive: The yacht we rented was just a glorified sailboat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glorified — adjective (only before noun) made to seem like something more important: The so called college was no more than a glorified school …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • glorified — un·glorified; …   English syllables

  • glorified — UK [ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪd] / US [ˈɡlɔrəˌfaɪd] adjective used for saying what something is really like when other people have described it as far more impressive The yacht we rented was just a glorified rowing boat …   English dictionary

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