inglorious

Something inglorious is shameful or disgraceful. An inglorious end to a politician's career might include evidence that he bought people's votes and lied about his educational background.

You could call World War II a generally inglorious period in Germany's history, or talk about a southern US city with an inglorious record of bias against African Americans. And if your favorite basketball team loses every game, they have an inglorious season. Inglorious adds the "not" prefix in- to glorious, from its Latin root gloriosus, "full of glory" or "famous."

Definitions of inglorious
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adj (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

inglorious defeat”
Synonyms:
black, disgraceful, ignominious, opprobrious, shameful
dishonorable, dishonourable
lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor

adj not bringing honor and glory

“some mute inglorious Milton here may rest”
Synonyms:
obscure, unknown, unsung
not famous or acclaimed
dishonorable, dishonourable
lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor
unknown
not known
Antonyms:
glorious
having or deserving or conferring glory
bright
splendid
celebrated, historied, storied
having an illustrious past
divine, elysian, inspired
being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods
empyreal, empyrean, sublime
inspiring awe
illustrious
having or conferring glory
incandescent
characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance
lustrous
brilliant
known
apprehended with certainty
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