glorious
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French glorios, from Latin gloriosus glorious, vainglorious, from gloria Date: 13th century 1. a. possessing or deserving glory ; illustrious b. entitling one to glory <
a glorious victory
>
2. marked by great beauty or splendor ; magnificent <
a glorious sunset
>
3. delightful, wonderful <
had a glorious weekend
>
Synonyms: see splendidgloriously adverbgloriousness noun

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