adjective Etymology: Latin inglorius, from in- + gloria glory Date: 1573 1. shameful, ignominious <
an inglorious defeat
2. not glorious ; lacking fame or honor <
made an inglorious comeback
ingloriously adverbingloriousness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Inglorious — In*glo ri*ous, a. [L. inglorious; pref. in not + gloria glory, fame: cf. F. inglorieux. See {Glory}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not glorious; not bringing honor or glory; not accompanied with fame, honor, or celebrity; obscure; humble; as, an inglorious… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inglorious — index blameworthy, contemptible, disgraceful, disreputable, ignoble, mediocre, notorious, recreant, sc …   Law dictionary

  • inglorious — 1570s, from L. ingloriosus, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + gloriosus (see GLORIOUS (Cf. glorious)). Related: Ingloriously; ingloriousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • inglorious — [adj] disgraceful blameworthy, contemptible, degrading, detestable, dishonorable, disreputable, ignoble, ignominious, offensive, reprehensible, shameful, unrespectable, unworthy; concept 555 …   New thesaurus

  • inglorious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not worthy of honour. 2) not famous or renowned. DERIVATIVES ingloriously adverb ingloriousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • inglorious — [in glôr′ē əs] adj. [L ingloriosus: see IN 2 & GLORIOUS] 1. not giving, receiving, or deserving glory; shameful; disgraceful; dishonorable 2. Now Rare without glory; not famous; little known ingloriously adv. ingloriousness n …   English World dictionary

  • inglorious — [[t]ɪnglɔ͟ːriəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something as inglorious, you mean that it is something to be ashamed of. He wouldn t have accepted such an inglorious outcome. Derived words: ingloriously ADV GRADED ADV with v If… …   English dictionary

  • inglorious — ingloriously, adv. ingloriousness, n. /in glawr ee euhs, glohr /, adj. 1. shameful; disgraceful: inglorious retreat. 2. not famous or honored. [1565 75; < L inglorius. See IN 3, GLORIOUS] Syn. 1. dishonorable, ignominous. Ant. 1. admirable,… …   Universalium

  • inglorious — adjective Ignominious; disgraceful; not famous; obscure. O inglorious league! …   Wiktionary

  • inglorious — in|glo|ri|ous [ınˈglo:riəs] adj literary causing shame and dishonour ▪ an inglorious defeat >ingloriously adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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