From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glorious \Glo"ri*ous\, a. [OF. glorios, glorious, F. glorieux,
   fr. L. gloriosus. See Glory, n.]
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   1. Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy
      of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent;
      splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious
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            These are thy glorious works, Parent of good !
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   2. Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful;
      ostentatious; vainglorious. [Obs.]
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            Most miserable
            Is the desire that's glorious.        --Shak.
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   3. Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink. [Colloq.]
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            kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious,
            O'er all the ills of life victorious. --Burns.
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            During his office treason was no crime,
            The sons of Belial had a glorious time. --Dryden.

   Syn: Eniment; noble; excellent; renowned; illustrious;
        celebrated; magnificent; grand; splendid. --
        Glo"ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Glo"ri*ous*ness, n. --Udall.
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              Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed
              gloriously.                         --Ex. xv. 21.
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              I speak it not gloriously, nor out of affectation.
                                                  --B. Jonson.
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