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Definition of "inglorious" []

  • Ignominious; disgraceful: Napoleon's inglorious end. (adjective)
  • Not famous; obscure: an inglorious young writer. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."