Definition of Inglorious

1. Adjective. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame. "A shameful display of cowardice"




2. Adjective. Not bringing honor and glory. "Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest"

Definition of Inglorious

1. a. Not glorious; not bringing honor or glory; not accompanied with fame, honor, or celebrity; obscure; humble; as, an inglorious life of ease.

Definition of Inglorious

1. Adjective. Ignominious; disgraceful; not famous; obscure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inglorious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inglorious

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inglorious (current term)
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Literary usage of Inglorious

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"... But the brave chiefs th' inglorious life deplor'd, And wand'ring o'er the camp, requir'd their lord. Now, like a deluge, cov'ring all around, ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1890)
"1723, on the death of Dr. Edward Shippen, a post which he filled in the mute and inglorious fashion of most of his predecessors, until his death on 12 Dec. ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"h« career of his inglorious victory, Maximus would have ohtained vithout a struggle the sole possession of the Western empire. Instead of inviting his royal ..."

4. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"... with the waves and fire, And heading danger in the wars of Tyre, inglorious now forsakes his native sand, And like an exile quits the promis'd laud ! ..."

5. History of the United Netherlands, from the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1900)
"... peaceful provinces—inglorious attempt to avenge the hostilities—State of trade in the provinces—Naval expedition under Van der Does— Arrival of Albert ..."

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