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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inglorious  \In*glo"ri*ous\,  a.  [L.  inglorious;  pref.  in-  not  + 
  gloria  glory,  fame:  cf  F.  inglorieux  See  {Glory}.] 
  1.  Not  glorious;  not  bringing  honor  or  glory;  not  accompanied 
  with  fame,  honor,  or  celebrity;  obscure;  humble;  as  an 
  inglorious  life  of  ease.  --Shak. 
 
  My  next  desire  is  void  of  care  and  strife,  To  lead 
  a  soft,  secure,  inglorious  life.  --Dryden. 
 
  Some  mute  inglorious  Milton  here  may  rest.  --Gray. 
 
  2.  Shameful;  disgraceful;  ignominious;  as  inglorious  flight, 
  defeat,  etc 
 
  Inglorious  shelter  in  an  alien  land.  --J.  Philips. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inglorious 
  adj  1:  (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"  [syn:  {black}, 
  {disgraceful},  {ignominious},  {opprobrious},  {shameful}] 
  2:  not  bringing  honor  and  glory;  "some  mute  inglorious  Milton 
  here  may  rest"  [syn:  {dishonorable}]  [ant:  {glorious}] 




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