American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Ignominious; disgraceful: Napoleon's inglorious end.
- adj. Not famous; obscure: an inglorious young writer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not glorious; without fame or renown; obscure.
- Dishonorable; disgraceful; ignominious.
- Synonyms Undistinguished, unhonored.
- Discreditable, disreputable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not glorious; not bringing honor or glory; not accompanied with fame, honor, or celebrity; obscure; humble.
- adj. Shameful; disgraceful; ignominious.
- adj. not bringing honor and glory
- adj. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
“Michael Jordan's glorious NBA career is ending in inglorious fashion.”
“Two years more glided away in inglorious inaction; he then made some ineffective warlike expeditions.”
“But Mrs. Kane was not slow to read the expression of Hetty's large dark-fringed eyes, which, with all the frankness of childhood, betrayed their owner's thoughts; and she knew that Hetty would find no pleasure in learning to recall the inglorious circumstances of her infancy.”
“O'Rourke, who will -- in all likelihood -- survive his "inglorious" cancer.”
“Therefore it seems that He was "inglorious," by enduring every human suffering.”
“Wilf works with rocks in both his tidy fifth-floor microscope lab and in his "inglorious" and dingy basement lab in Deike Building.”
“The only thing that annoys me about it is how Tarantino chose to spell 'inglorious' and 'bastards.”
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“And Abigail Adams wrote to her husband, John, while he attended the Continental Congress, If we expect to inherit the blessings of our Fathers, we should return a little more to their primitive Simplicity of Manners, and not sink into inglorious ease . . .”
“Douglas Hurd's most inglorious decision as foreign secretary was to oppose the lifting of the arms embargo on Bosnia on the grounds that it would create a "level killing field.”
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