Famous vs Glorious - What's the difference?

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Famous is a related term of glorious.


As adjectives the difference between famous and glorious

is that famous is well known while glorious is exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds.

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famous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Well known.
  • In the public eye.
  • Some people are only famous within their city.

    Synonyms

    * famed, noted, celebrated, well-known, renowned * See

    Derived terms

    * famously * famous last words

    glorious

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, 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!
  • * (rfdate) (John Milton):
  • These are thy glorious works, Parent of good.
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  • 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.
  • Splendid; resplendent; bright; shining, as the sun, gold, or other shiny objects.
  • * 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; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious.
  • * 1609 , William Shakespeare, Cymbeline , Act I, Scene VI, line 6:
  • (colloquial) Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink.
  • * (rfdate) :
  • kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious , O’er all the ills of life victorious.
  • * (rfdate) :
  • During his office treason was no crime, The sons of Belial had a glorious time.

    Derived terms

    * gloriousness