glorious

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English glorious, from Anglo-Norman glorius and Old French glorïos, from Latin glōriōsus. Displaced native Middle English wulderful, from Old English wuldorfull (glorious), among other terms. Equivalent to glory +‎ -ous.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡlɔː.ɹi.əs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡlɔɹ.i.əs/
  • (file)
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈɡlɒ.ɹi.əs/[1]
  • Rhymes: -ɔːɹiəs

AdjectiveEdit

glorious (comparative more glorious or gloriouser, superlative most glorious or gloriousest)

  1. Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory.
    glorious deeds
  2. Excellent, wonderful; delightful.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book V”, in Paradise Lost. [], London: [] [Samuel Simmons], [], →OCLC; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, →OCLC:
      These are thy glorious works, Parent of good.
    • 2012 August 23, Alasdair Lamont, “Hearts 0-1 Liverpool”, in BBC Sport[2]:
      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.
  3. Bright or shining;
    Synonyms: splendid, resplendent, bright, shining
  4. (obsolete) Eager for glory or distinction
  5. (obsolete) Excessively proud or boastful.
    Synonyms: haughty, boastful, ostentatious, vainglorious
  6. (archaic, colloquial) Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.

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TranslationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dobson, E. J. (1957) English pronunciation 1500-1700[1], volume II: Phonology, second edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, published 1968, →OCLC, page 485.

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman glorius, glorios, glorieus, from Latin glōriōsus; equivalent to glory +‎ -ous.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɡlɔːriˈuːs/, /ˌɡlɔriˈuːs/
  • (with reduction) IPA(key): /ˈɡlɔːrius/, /ˈɡlɔrius/, /-rjus/

AdjectiveEdit

glorious (comparative gloriousere, superlative gloriosest)

  1. Recognised, acclaimed, well-known; having an excellent reputation.
  2. Deserving religious recognition or commendation; godly.
  3. Marvelous or wonderful to the senses: attractive, pleasing.
  4. Amazing, great; possessing quality or a good reputation.
  5. (rare) Vain, bragging, self-aggrandising.

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: glorious

ReferencesEdit

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin glōriōsus.

AdjectiveEdit

glorious m (oblique and nominative feminine singular gloriouse) (Anglo-Norman)

  1. glorious
    • 13th century, Unknown, La Vie de Saint Laurent, page 11, column 2, line 2:
      dunc dist Damnedeu glorious
      so, he says [to] glorious God

DeclensionEdit