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Definition of glorious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(formal) deserving or bringing great fame and success a glorious victory a glorious chapter in our country's history The novel looks back at Spain's glorious past. compare inglorious
  2. 2(formal) very beautiful and impressive a glorious sunset Both her daughters have glorious red hair.
  3. 3extremely enjoyable synonym wonderful a glorious trip to the Caribbean
  4. 4(of weather) hot, with the sun shining They had three weeks of glorious sunshine.
adverb The show has been gloriously successful. a gloriously sunny day
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: glorious

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