Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Marked by failure or disgrace; without glory.

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Usage examples "inglorious":

  1. And as I resigned myself to this imperative though inglorious course, my heart warmed once more to the jovial young squire. - "Dead Men Tell No Tales", E. W. Hornung.
  2. He reproached them openly with desiring to purchase inglorious ease for themselves at the expense of his honour. - "The History of Napoleon Buonaparte", John Gibson Lockhart.
  3. To understand this inglorious bulletin, the reader must remember that many of the combatants only handled bows and arrows, and pelted stones, and that Chinese powder and guns are both exceedingly bad. - "The Pirates Own Book", Charles Ellms.