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English adjective: inglorious

1. inglorious (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

SamplesMan...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.

Synonymsblack, disgraceful, ignominious, opprobrious, shameful

Similardishonorable, dishonourable

Antonymshonourable, honorable

2. inglorious not bringing honor and glory

SamplesSome mute inglorious Milton here may rest.

Similarobscure, unknown, unsung

See alsodishonorable, dishonourable, unknown


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