1. [syn: black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful]
2. not bringing honor and glory;
- Example: "some mute inglorious Milton here may rest"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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,
Inglorious shelter in an alien land. --J. Philips.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful]
2: not bringing honor and glory; "some mute inglorious Milton
here may rest" [ant: glorious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
58 Moby Thesaurus words for "inglorious":
derogatory, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable,
homely, humble, humble-looking, humble-visaged, humblest, ignoble,
ignominious, ignotus, infamous, innocuous, least, little known,
low, lowest, lowliest, lowly, mean, modest, nameless, no credit to,
notorious, obscure, plain, poor, renownless, seamy, shabby, shady,
shameful, shoddy, simple, small, sordid, teachable, uncelebrated,
undistinguished, unfamed, unglorified, unheard-of, unhonored,
unimportant, unknown, unnotable, unnoted, unnoticed, unpopular,
unpraiseworthy, unpretentious, unremarked, unrenowned,
unrespectable, unsavory, unsung