in·glo·ri·ous /(ˌ)ɪnˈgloriəs, ˈglɔr-/
1. Not glorious; not bringing honor or glory; not accompanied with fame, honor, or celebrity; obscure; humble; as, an inglorious life of ease.
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.
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]