[in-glawr-ee-uhs, -glohr-]


shameful; disgraceful: inglorious retreat.
not famous or honored.

Origin of inglorious

From the Latin word inglōrius, dating back to 1565–75. See in-3, glorious
Related formsin·glo·ri·ous·ly, adverbin·glo·ri·ous·ness, noun

Synonyms for inglorious

1. dishonorable, ignominous.

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without courage or glory; dishonourable, shameful, or disgraceful
unknown or obscure
Derived Formsingloriously, adverbingloriousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for inglorious

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

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