Definition of glorified in US English:



  • 1attributive (especially of something or someone ordinary or unexceptional) represented in such a way as to appear more elevated or special.

    ‘I did the paperwork and was basically a glorified secretary’
    • ‘This is a glorified car boot sale and I propose refusal on the grounds of road safety.’
    • ‘Ten years' worth of self-planned and solo treks, climbs, and paddles have taught me it's much better to go out there and meet adventure head-on than to take some kind of glorified bus tour.’
    • ‘It will always be memorable because we've proven to ourselves that we can live abroad successfully, even on a glorified student budget.’
    • ‘‘I've been living here for 30 years and this morning I'm looking out my window at a glorified war zone,’ said one woman.’
    • ‘A glorified secretary for the local police department, Marvin aspires to be a cop.’
    • ‘Since all I ever use the thing for is writing, to me it's just a glorified typewriter.’
    • ‘In reality it appears more as a glorified work visa scheme.’
    • ‘But those last two shows did dispel any notions that this was just glorified karaoke.’
    • ‘For others it had all the hallmarks of another night of stoic, staid education: the use of the televisual medium as a glorified college professor.’
    • ‘They may live in glorified squats with a computer or be very wealthy.’
    • ‘‘Our bogs, ditches, back alleys and lanes are being used as a glorified dumping ground by many householders,’ said Michael.’
    • ‘Lured by a lifelong love of dance, she started as what she describes as ‘a glorified secretary,’ and learned from the bottom up.’
    • ‘A village couple claim the bus service for the disabled is being used as a glorified taxi by people fit enough to travel on ordinary buses.’
    • ‘Is a computer just a glorified typewriter or tablet?’
    • ‘I was horrified when I heard the following sound bites during the glorified PR exercise, disguised as a public information meeting.’
    • ‘Their team is in truth a glorified Inter County side.’
    • ‘It wasn't much more than a glorified typewriter, but it suited her fine.’
    • ‘Despite advances in headphone design, the fact is you are still listening to glorified stereo, where the sounds appear to thump uncomfortably inside your head.’
    • ‘The neighbors started to whine about living downwind from a smokehouse; my kitchen was reduced to a glorified pantry, used for almost nothing except storing condiments and beer.’
    • ‘As someone who has only ever designed websites as an aside to proper work or as a glorified hobby, this is hugely flattering, and something I may just take up.’
  • 2(in religious contexts) made glorious.

    ‘the transformed and glorified Jesus’
    • ‘This reminds us that worship will have a prominent place in the glorified church.’
    • ‘Catholic doctrine teaches that the Eucharist is the body of Christ as He is now in heaven in his glorified state, not the body of Christ before his resurrection.’
    • ‘For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.’
    • ‘Thus the Personality of Godhead becomes ever glorified.’
    • ‘God is primarily glorified not in what you do but what you are.’
    • ‘If we are to make further progress, we need to make use of the theological and scriptural window that gives access to the glorified life of the risen Lord.’
    • ‘And she, who also has been assumed into heaven and has a glorified body, still has hands that show she was just a working woman.’
    • ‘Until we receive our glorified bodies, our redemption is not complete; we are not complete.’