inglorious

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

adjective

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

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Origin of inglorious

From the Latin word inglōrius, dating back to 1565–75. See in-3, glorious

OTHER WORDS FROM inglorious

in·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 forms of inglorious

ingloriously, adverbingloriousness, noun
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