Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. glory, the state or quality of being glorious

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being glorious.

Etymologies

glorious +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We see such real gloriousness in nature, and know that that gloriousness is a prelude or harbinger of winter to come.

    Beautiful Fall Foliage Drives

  • How can you not blame director Tomoyuki Furuyama for wanting to sup at the teat of gloriousness which is the movie that made it fashionable for ladies to be swinging some tempered steel between their hands?

    This Week In Trailers: My Name Is Khan, Jerry Cotton, Bushido 16, 9:06, Celine: Through The Eyes Of The World and More | /Film

  • For instance, if I say “the big, glorious red fortress,” you understand that the definite article captures ideas about the bigness and gloriousness and redness of the fortress as well as that of the fortress itself.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Thus stand the somnambulists convicted by their own creed — only they are not real men, alive and awake, and they proceed to mutter magic phrases that dispel all doubt as to their undiminished and eternal gloriousness.

    The Somnambulists

  • Lacking gloriousness in themselves, they deny gloriousness to all mankind; too cowardly for whimsy and derring-do, they assert whimsy and derring-do ceased at the very latest no later than the middle ages; flickering little tapers themselves, their feeble eyes are dazzled to unseeingness of the flaming conflagrations of other souls that illumine their skies.

    THE KANAKA SURF

  • Then here we go, not without discipline, not without vision, not without care, not without deep listening, but without the need to have it be the way we want -- instead with the freedom to be surprised at the gloriousness of it all.

    Sebastian Siegel: Truthfulness Is the Last Taboo

  • But I've been learning a lot in the few short weeks since walking, nay basking, in the empty gloriousness that is college graduation.

    Dominick Bonny: Lessons Learned in My Parents' Basement

  • Can we just appreciate the gloriousness of this typo?

    Headline Fail Gives Obama's Penis A Promotion (PICTURE)

  • Apart from the gloriousness of the overall narrative, three things struck me, two more or less for the first time.

    October Books 2) The Historian

  • Lacking gloriousness in themselves, they deny gloriousness to all mankind; too cowardly for whimsy and derring-do, they assert whimsy and derring do ceased at the very latest no later than the Middle Ages; flickering little tapers themselves, their feeble eyes are dazzled to unseeingness of the floaming conflagrations of other souls that illumine their skies.

    “It was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Wait! Wait! I see it's on a LIST wherein my *twirls hair* question is answered! At last!

    Sorry I'm a dunce and didn't check there first...

    October 8, 2007

  • U... I have a question. *twirls hair* Umm... so... does listing your tags as terms themselves mean that other people... Umm... can use them too?

    October 7, 2007

  • Five stars out of five. If a word has this tag, it's absolutely perfect in every way. I love it, and yes, we're getting married next year.

    October 6, 2007