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Definitions of inglorious

  1. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. not bringing honor and glory; "some mute inglorious Milton here may rest" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Not glorious; not bringing honor or glory; not accompanied with fame, honor, or celebrity; obscure; humble; as, an inglorious life of ease. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Shameful; disgraceful; ignominious; as, inglorious flight, defeat, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Without fame; disgraceful; shameful; as, an inglorious defeat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Not glorious; without honor: shameful. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. INGLORIOUSLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. INGLORIOUSNESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Not glorious; not distinguished. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Marked by failure or disgrace; without glory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Not bringing honour; shameful; disgraceful. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Not bringing honour, glory, or fame; mean; disgraceful. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. in-gl[=o]'ri-us, adj. not glorious: without honour: shameful.--adv. INGL[=O]'RIOUSLY.--n. INGL[=O]'RIOUSNESS. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Shameful, ignominious; obscure. Hence ingloriously adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. Void of honour, mean, without glory. Complete Dictionary
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