Glorified vs Gloried - What's the difference?

glorified | gloried |

As verbs the difference between glorified and gloried

is that glorified is (glorify) while gloried is (glory).

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




  • (glory)
  • Anagrams




    (wikipedia glory)


  • Great beauty or splendour, that is so overwhelming it is considered powerful.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, […], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts.}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-14, volume=411, issue=8891, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= It's a gas , passage=One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.}}
  • Honour, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; renown.
  • * (Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • Spread his glory through all countries wide.
  • That quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honour.
  • * Sir (Philip Sidney) (1554-1586)
  • Think it no glory to swell in tyranny.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • Jewels lose their glory if neglected.
  • * , chapter=4
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Then he commenced to talk, really talk. and inside of two flaps of a herring's fin he had me mesmerized, like Eben Holt's boy at the town hall show. He talked about the ills of humanity, and the glories of health and Nature and service and land knows what all.}}
  • Worship or praise.
  • * Bible, (w) ii. 14
  • Glory to God in the highest.
  • Optical phenomenon caused by water droplets.
  • Victory; success.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 13, author=Alistair Magowan, title=Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd
  • , work=BBC Sport citation , passage=But, with United fans in celebratory mood as it appeared their team might snatch glory , they faced an anxious wait as City equalised in stoppage time.}}
  • An emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by a disk, or a mere line.
  • (label) Pride; boastfulness; arrogance.
  • * (George Chapman) (1559-1634)
  • in glory of thy fortunes


  • To exult with joy; to rejoice.
  • * 1891 :
  • He says he glories in what happened, and that good may be done indirectly; but I wish he would not so wear himself out now he is getting old, and would leave such pigs to their wallowing.
  • To boast; to be proud.