1 illustrious, famed, famous, renowned, celebrated, distinguished, honoured, eminent, excellent:
England may be proud of her glorious literary heritage.
2 outstanding, splendid, magnificent, marvellous, wonderful, spectacular, fabulous, dazzling:
They announced another glorious victory over enemy forces.
3 enjoyable, delightful, fine, great, excellent, pleasurable, superb, Colloq heavenly:
We had a glorious holiday in the Greek islands.
4 beautiful, splendid, brilliant, gorgeous, resplendent, admirable, superior, excellent, estimable:
The walls are covered with frescos in glorious colour.