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
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    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
  3. adjective
    characterized by grandeur
    “a glorious work of art”
    synonyms: brilliant, magnificent, splendid
    impressive
    making a strong or vivid impression
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