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glory

glo·ry

glory

 
 
pronunciation:
glo ri
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
inflections: glories
definition 1: great honor, praise, or fame.
Beowulf earned glory after slaying a monster.
synonyms:
fame, honor
antonyms:
shame
similar words:
celebrity, distinction, esteem, laurel, praise, prestige
definition 2: great beauty.
I still remember the glory of the view from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
synonyms:
magnificence
similar words:
beauty, majesty, wonder
definition 3: a thing that is worthy of praise.
The glory of the city was its medieval city hall.
synonyms:
honor
similar words:
gem, jewel, pride and joy, treasure
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: gloried, glories, glorying
definition: to be filled with joy and a sense of pride.
The coach gloried in the team's success.
similar words:
delight, rejoice, triumph
derivation: gloryingly (adv.)