Definition of inglorious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈɡlɔːriəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈɡlɔːriəs//
[usually before noun](literary)
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causing feelings of shame synonym shameful an inglorious chapter in the nation’s history compare glorious Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin inglorius (from in- (expressing negation) + gloria ‘glory’) + -ous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inglorious