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Pronunciation:  in'glowreeus

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  1. [adj]  not bringing honor and glory; "some mute inglorious Milton here may rest"
  2. [adj]  (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice"

INGLORIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: black, disgraceful, dishonorable, ignominious, obscure, opprobrious, shameful, unknown, unsung
 Antonyms: glorious
 See Also: dishonourable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*glo"ri*ous\, a. [L. inglorious; pref. in- not +
gloria glory, fame: cf. F. inglorieux. See {Glory}.]
1. Not glorious; not bringing honor or glory; not accompanied
   with fame, honor, or celebrity; obscure; humble; as, an
   inglorious life of ease. --Shak.

         My next desire is, void of care and strife, To lead
         a soft, secure, inglorious life.      --Dryden.

         Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest. --Gray.

2. Shameful; disgraceful; ignominious; as, inglorious flight,
   defeat, etc.

         Inglorious shelter in an alien land.  --J. Philips.

Thesaurus Terms
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