glorious

When something is fabulous and wonderful it can be described as glorious, like the glorious sight of the first flowers in your yard after a long, cold winter.

The adjective glorious comes from the Latin word gloriosus, which means “full of glory,” or “famous.” What are some glorious things? The Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate Bridge, an Olympian's athleticism, the towering skyscrapers of New York City, autumn sunlight filtering through a forest of changing leaves, and the list goes on. If it is beautiful, amazing, fantastic and awe-inspiring, it’s glorious.

Definitions of glorious
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adj having or deserving or conferring glory

“a long and glorious career”
“our glorious literature”
Synonyms:
bright
splendid
celebrated, historied, storied
having an illustrious past
divine, elysian, inspired
being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods
empyreal, empyrean, sublime
inspiring awe
illustrious
having or conferring glory
incandescent
characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance
lustrous
brilliant
known
apprehended with certainty
Antonyms:
inglorious
not bringing honor and glory
obscure, unknown, unsung
not famous or acclaimed
dishonorable, dishonourable
lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor
unknown
not known
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adj having great beauty and splendor

“a glorious spring morning”
“a glorious sunset”
Synonyms:
resplendent, splendid, splendiferous
beautiful
delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration

adj characterized by grandeur

“a glorious work of art”
Synonyms:
brilliant, magnificent, splendid
impressive
making a strong or vivid impression

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