Glorified vs Admired - What's the difference?

glorified | admired |

As verbs the difference between glorified and admired

is that glorified is (glorify) while admired is (admire).

As an adjective glorified

is transformed into something glorious (often used sarcastically).




  • (glorify)
  • They sang hymns that glorified God.


    (en adjective)
  • transformed into something glorious (often used sarcastically)
  • Her teaching degree was little more than a glorified babysitting course.
    1959 Andrew Gray, "A treatise on gyrostatics and rotational motion"
  • :* The gyroscope is however merely a glorified spinning top ...
  • 1986 Roy Lubove, "The Struggle for Social Security, 1900-1935"
  • :* Voluntary thrift, embodied in industrial insurance, nurtured character, but social insurance was merely a glorified form of poor law legislation.
  • 2004 Lloyd Manning Wells, "From Anzio to the Alps: an American soldier's story"
  • :* If the captain was only a glorified first aid man as he claimed, the emphasis has to be on the glory he deserved for the way in which he did his job.
  • English sarcastic terms




  • (admire)

  • admire



  • (obsolete) To be amazed at; to view with surprise; to marvel at.
  • *, II.2.4:
  • The poor fellow, admiring how he came there, was served in state all day long […].
  • * Fuller
  • examples rather to be admired than imitated
  • To regard with wonder and delight.
  • to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love or reverence;
  • to estimate or prize highly.
  • to admire''' a person of high moral worth, to '''admire a landscape

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from admire) * admirable * admirer * admiration * admirative


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