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glory

[ glawr-ee, glohr-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF glory
  • nounfame, importance
  • noungreat beauty
  • verbboast, exult

Synonyms for glory

  • celebrity
  • dignity
  • grandeur
  • greatness
  • honor
  • immortality
  • majesty
  • prestige
  • reputation
  • splendor
  • triumph
  • distinction
  • eminence
  • exaltation
  • illustriousness
  • kudos
  • magnificence
  • nobility
  • praise
  • renown
  • sublimity
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Antonyms for glory

  • ill repute
  • insignificance
  • lowliness
  • unimportance
  • blame
  • condemnation
  • criticism
  • ugliness
  • unknown
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLORY

It was his glory that he could sacrifice it at the call of duty.

Voices were raised saying we had to look to our past for the greatness and glory.

Ireland had proved the glory of Mr. Gladstone's administration.

To get it all you must live there, to be interpenetrated by its glory of decay.

She had no real notion yet of what is meant by the glory of God.

There was no money in it—nothing but a little Massachusetts glory.

The campaigns of Napoleon, with their atmosphere of glory, illustrate this.

Why resist, and refuse the glory of belonging to the faculty?

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.

Let them think of the glory of Athens, and her imperial fame.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, gloire "the splendor of God or Christ; praise offered to God, worship," from Old French glorie (11c., Modern French gloire), from Latin gloria "fame, renown, great praise or honor," of uncertain origin.

Greek doxa "expectation" (Homer), later "opinion, fame," and ultimately "glory," was used in Biblical writing to translate a Hebrew word which had a sense of "brightness, splendor, magnificence, majesty," and this subsequently was translated as Latin gloria, which has colored that word's meaning in most European tongues. Wuldor was an Old English word used in this sense. Sense of "magnificence" is c.1300 in English. Meaning "worldly honor, fame, renown" of "the kingdom of Heaven," and of "one who is a source of glory" are from mid-14c. Latin also had gloriola "a little fame." Glory days was in use by 1970.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GLORY

ascendencies

noundomination
  • dominion
  • elevation
  • glory
  • leadership
  • mastery
  • paramountcy
  • precedence
  • prevalence
  • sovereignty
  • success
  • supremacy
  • sway

boast

verbbrag
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