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GLO'RIOUS, adjective [Latin gloriosus. See Glory.]

1. Illustrious; of exalted excellence and splendor; resplendent in majesty and divine attributes; applied to God. Exodus 15:11.

2. Noble; excellent; renowned; celebrated; illustrious; very honorable; applied to men, their achievements, titles, etc.

Let us remember we are Cato's friends,

And act like men who claim that glorious title.

3. Boastful; self-exulting; haughty; ostentatious.