Definition of "inglorious" []

  • Ignominious; disgraceful: Napoleon's inglorious end. (adjective)
  • Not famous; obscure: an inglorious young writer. (adjective)
  • Without courage or glory; dishonourable, shameful, or disgraceful (adjective)

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  • Unknown or obscure (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "inglorious" in a sentence
  • "Michael Jordan's glorious NBA career is ending in inglorious fashion."
  • "Two years more glided away in inglorious inaction; he then made some ineffective warlike expeditions."
  • "But Mrs. Kane was not slow to read the expression of Hetty's large dark-fringed eyes, which, with all the frankness of childhood, betrayed their owner's thoughts; and she knew that Hetty would find no pleasure in learning to recall the inglorious circumstances of her infancy."