inglorious

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adjective in·glo·ri·ous \(ˌ)in-ˈglȯr-ē-əs\

Definition of inglorious

  1. 1 :  shameful, ignominious <an inglorious defeat>

  2. 2 :  not glorious :  lacking fame or honor <made an inglorious comeback>

ingloriously

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ingloriousness

noun

Origin and Etymology of inglorious

Latin inglorius, from in- + gloria glory


First Known Use: 1573


INGLORIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

inglorious

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adjective in·glo·ri·ous \(ˌ)in-ˈglȯr-ē-əs\

Definition of inglorious for English Language Learners

  • : causing shame or disgrace



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