glorified glorified  /ɡ ˈlɔ rə ˌfaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing
  2. (v) praise, glorify, or honor
  3. (v) bestow glory upon
  4. (v) elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
  5. (v) cause to seem more splendid

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It is the artfully projected world view of a casino entertainer, a glorified greeter, whose job it was to make old guys with bum tickers and second wives feel good about themselves.
  2. To go from scourge of the mean streets to glorified rent-a-cop is a steep fall indeed.
  3. The company's ethos has always glorified long hours and sacrifice.

News

  1. Charlotte Bobcats Hire Patrick Ewing as Associate Coach

    Michael Jordan has reportedly hired his buddy Patrick Ewing , giving him the fancy title of associate coach (a glorified assistant coach, in other words) for the Charlotte Bobcats.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Slam

  2. The man behind the Cronut craze

    Only in New York do people willingly suffer two-hour waits in the June heat for a glorified doughnut. Pardonne-moi , it's called a Cronut—a newfangled pastry with French origins and American aspirations, much like its creator, Dominique Ansel. The baker moved to New York from Paris seven years ago and opened a 2,500-square-foot SoHo shop in 2011. His doughnut-croissant hybrid has whipped sweet ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Crain's New York Business

  3. Houston Texans: Upcoming Changes on the Offense and Defense

    Organized training activities ( OTAs ) are often criticized as little more than glorified walk-throughs. Quarterbacks get to throw under token pressure, running backs recognize no one is trying to take their heads off, and the members of the defense are playing the equivalent of two-hand touch.   You can decide if the biggest news story of the Houston Texans ’ OTAs came when Arian Foster ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "Here's an organization that was loyal to him for 17, 18 years, provided stability of organization, provided players," Tarkenton, 69, said. "It just wasn't about Brett Favre. In this day and time, we have glorified the Brett Favres of the...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Fran Tarkenton Source: FOXSports.com

  2. Donal Logue, who stars as Eugene, says that "except for the .08 percent who feel like `we are the powers-that-be,' everyone is aware of a wonderful, glorified world that isn't their world. And they feel like it's beyond their reach."
    on Dec 28, 2006 By: Donal Logue Source: Washington Post

  3. "I know the term 'stepmother' carries many connotations, one of them being 'glorified babysitter,'" Bullock writes. "My commitment and responssiblity to [the girl] ...... goes beyond that."
    on Nov 3, 2009 By: Sandra Bullock Source: ABC News

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