inglorious

[in-glawr-ee-uhs, -glohr-]
adjective
1.
shameful; disgraceful: inglorious retreat.
2.
not famous or honored.

Origin:
1565–75; < Latin inglōrius. See in-3, glorious

ingloriously, adverb
ingloriousness, noun


1. dishonorable, ignominous.


1. admirable, praiseworthy.
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inglorious (ɪnˈɡlɔːrɪəs)
 
adj
1.  without courage or glory; dishonourable, shameful, or disgraceful
2.  unknown or obscure
 
in'gloriously
 
adv
 
in'gloriousness
 
n

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inglorious
1573, from L. ingloriosus, from in- "not" + gloriosus (see glory).
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Example sentences
They expected, correctly, that their careers in the officer corps would be
  brought to a quick and inglorious conclusion.
Their destiny is more abject and inglorious as their delinquency is more
  contemptible and pernicious.
But now the spirits of the storm have swept him away inglorious.
But it has spent over a trillion dollars on two inglorious wars, in which
  thousands have perished.
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