inglorious

[ in-glawr-ee-uhs, -glohr- ]
/ ɪnˈglɔr i əs, -ˈgloʊr- /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. ingle,
  2. ingleborough,
  3. inglenook,
  4. ingleside,
  5. inglewood,
  6. ingloriously,
  7. ingmar,
  8. ingo,
  9. ingoing,
  10. ingolstadt

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

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British Dictionary definitions for inglorious

inglorious

/ (ɪnˈɡlɔːrɪəs) /

adjective

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

inglorious

adj.

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

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