What does inglorious mean?

Definitions for inglorious
ɪnˈglɔr i əs, -ˈgloʊr-in·glo·ri·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shamefuladjective

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

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

  2. ingloriousadjective

    not bringing honor and glory

    "some mute inglorious Milton here may rest"

Wiktionary

  1. ingloriousadjective

    Ignominious; disgraceful; not famous; obscure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ingloriousadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. inglorious; pref. in- not + gloria glory, fame: cf. F. inglorieux. See Glory.]

  2. Ingloriousadjective

    shameful; disgraceful; ignominious; as, inglorious flight, defeat, etc

    Etymology: [L. inglorious; pref. in- not + gloria glory, fame: cf. F. inglorieux. See Glory.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inglorious

    in-glō′ri-us, adj. not glorious: without honour: shameful.—adv. Inglō′riously.—n. Inglō′riousness.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. inglorious

    Shameful; disgraceful; ignominious; as, he charged his troops with inglorious flight.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inglorious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inglorious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of inglorious in a Sentence

  1. Philip Howard:

    Most history is a record of triumphs, disasters, and follies of top people. The black hole in it is the way of life of mute, inglorious men and women who made no nuisance of themselves in the world.

  2. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

  3. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily

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