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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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Examples from the web for inglorious
  • 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.
  • To others, they are inglorious, latter-day sellouts.
  • But there is no doubt it was another in a glorious history of politicians caught in a freeze-frame at an inglorious moment.
  • He died in captivity a week ago today, which was an inglorious and unfair ending.
British Dictionary definitions for inglorious

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 inglorious
adj.

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

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