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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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