glorified

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

glorified

  1. simple past tense and past participle of glorify
    They sang hymns that glorified God.

Adjective[edit]

glorified (comparative more glorified, superlative most glorified)

  1. 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.