what is difference between glorious and resplendent
From Middle English glorious, from Anglo-Norman glorius and Old French glorïos, from Latin glōriōsus. Displaced native Middle English wulderful, from Old English wuldorfull (“glorious”), among other terms. Equivalent to glory + -ous.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡlɔː.ɹi.əs/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡlɔɹ.i.əs/
- Rhymes: -ɔːɹiəs
glorious (comparative more glorious or gloriouser, superlative most glorious or gloriousest)
- Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory.
- glorious deeds
- 1604, William Shakespeare, Othello, Act III, Scene III, line 351:
- Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump, / The spirit-stirring drum, th’ ear-piercing fife, / The royal banner, and all quality, / Pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war!
- Excellent, wonderful; delightful.
- Borini missed another glorious opportunity to give his side the lead after brilliant set-up play by Sterling, but with only the exposed keeper to beat, he struck the post.
- Bright or shining;
- Synonyms: splendid, resplendent, bright, shining
- 1590, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II, Act III, Scene I, line 351
- And this fell tempest shall not cease to rage / Until the golden circuit on my head, / Like to the glorious sun’s transparent beams, / Do calm the fury of this mad-bred flaw.
- (obsolete) Eager for glory or distinction
- Synonyms: haughty, boastful, ostentatious, vainglorious
- 1609, William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, Act I, Scene VI, line 6:
- […] but most miserable / Is the desire that’s glorious: blest be those, / How mean soe’er, that have their honest wills, / Which seasons comfort. […]
- (archaic, colloquial) Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.
- […] kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O’er all the ills of life victorious.
- glorius, gloryis, gloryous, gloriose
Borrowed from Anglo-Norman glorius, glorios, glorieus, from Latin glōriōsus; equivalent to glory + -ous.
- IPA(key): /ˈɡlɔːriuːs/, /ˈɡlɔːrjuːs/, /ˈɡlɔːrius/, /ˈɡlɔːriəs/
glorious (comparative gloriousere, superlative gloriosest)
- Recognised, acclaimed, well-known; having an excellent reputation.
- Deserving religious recognition or commendation; godly.
- Marvelous or wonderful to the senses: attractive, pleasing.
- Amazing, great; bearing good quality or reputation.
- (rare) Vain, bragging, self-aggrandising.
- English: glorious
- “glōriǒus, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-10-04.
- glorieus, glorios, glorius
glorious m (oblique and nominative feminine singular gloriouse) (Anglo-Norman)
- resplendant (obsolete)
From the obsolete sense of the English verb splendish (“to shine”), from Latin splendere (“to shine”), or from resplend + -ent, from Latin resplendere.
resplendent (comparative more resplendent, superlative most resplendent)
- Shiny and colourful, and thus pleasing to the eye.
- (mathematics) Exhibiting the property of resplendency in Peano arithmetic.
- resplendid (misspelling)
- third-person plural present active indicative of resplendeō