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inglorious

[in-glawr-ee-uh s, -glohr-] /ɪnˈglɔr i əs, -ˈgloʊr-/
adjective
1.
shameful; disgraceful:
inglorious retreat.
2.
not famous or honored.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin inglōrius. See in-3, glorious
Related forms
ingloriously, adverb
ingloriousness, noun
Synonyms
1. dishonorable, ignominous.
Antonyms
1. admirable, praiseworthy.
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British Dictionary definitions for in glorious

inglorious

/ɪnˈɡlɔːrɪəs/
adjective
1.
without courage or glory; dishonourable, shameful, or disgraceful
2.
unknown or obscure
Derived Forms
ingloriously, adverb
ingloriousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for in glorious

inglorious

adj.

1570s, from Latin ingloriosus, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + gloriosus (see glorious). Related: Ingloriously; ingloriousness.

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