inglorious

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

Definition of inglorious

1 :shameful, ignominious
  • an inglorious defeat
2 :not glorious :lacking fame or honor
  • made an inglorious comeback

ingloriously

adverb

ingloriousness

noun

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Origin and Etymology of inglorious

Latin inglorius, from in- + gloria glory


INGLORIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

inglorious

adjective

Definition of inglorious for English Language Learners

  • : causing shame or disgrace



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