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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Ignominious; disgraceful: Napoleon's inglorious end.
  • adj. Not famous; obscure: an inglorious young writer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Ignominious; disgraceful; not famous; obscure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not glorious; not bringing honor or glory; not accompanied with fame, honor, or celebrity; obscure; humble.
  • adj. Shameful; disgraceful; ignominious

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not glorious; without fame or renown; obscure.
  • Dishonorable; disgraceful; ignominious.
  • Synonyms Undistinguished, unhonored.
  • Discreditable, disreputable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not bringing honor and glory
  • adj. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

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