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INGLORIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inglorious mean? 

INGLORIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective INGLORIOUS has 2 senses:

1. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
2. not bringing honor and glory

  Familiarity information: INGLORIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INGLORIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1inglorious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

Synonyms:

ignominious; inglorious; shameful; disgraceful; opprobrious; black

Context examples:

Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands / an ignominious retreat / inglorious defeat / an opprobrious monument to human greed / a shameful display of cowardice

Similar:

dishonorable; dishonourable (lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor)


Sense 2inglorious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not bringing honor and glory

Synonyms:

inglorious; dishonorable

Context example:

some mute inglorious Milton here may rest

Similar:

obscure; unknown; unsung (not famous or acclaimed)

Also:

dishonorable; dishonourable (lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor)

unknown (not known)

Antonym:

glorious (having or deserving or conferring glory)


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