Glorified vs Uplifted - What's the difference?

glorified | uplifted |

As verbs the difference between glorified and uplifted

is that glorified is (glorify) while uplifted is (uplift).

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




  • (uplift)

  • uplift



    (en verb)
  • To raise something or someone to a higher physical, social, moral, intellectual, spiritual or emotional level.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act or result of being uplifted.
  • (geology) A tectonic upheaval, especially one that takes place in the process of mountain building.
  • (colloquial) A brassiere that raises the breasts.
  • Anagrams

    * * English heteronyms