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1. Ignominious; disgraceful: Napoleon's inglorious end.
2. Not famous; obscure: an inglorious young writer.

in·glo′ri·ous·ly adv.
in·glo′ri·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.ingloriously - in a dishonorable manner or to a dishonorable degree; "his grades were disgracefully low"


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But as in landlessness alone resides the highest truth, shoreless, indefinite as God --so, better is it to perish in that howling infinite, than be ingloriously dashed upon the lee, even if that were safety
Cruel Jove gave me his solemn promise that I should sack the city of Priam before returning, but he has played me false, and is now bidding me go ingloriously back to Argos with the loss of much people.
He died ingloriously, of a stupid disease, failing once more, even at the end, to accomplish anything.
But I fear, my dear fellow, that our case will end ingloriously by Lestrade hanging our client, which will certainly be a triumph for Scotland Yard.
Colonel Ingram had ingloriously bolted, overturning a palm in his flight.
There seemed a tacit conspiracy against Jackson, and I was aware of a thrill of sympathy for the whining lawyer who had ingloriously fought his case.
The mantel's chastely severe outline was ingloriously veiled behind some pert drapery drawn rakishly askew like the sashes of the Amazonian ballet.
All he is doing is running down his record and his reputation, just as the great Sugar Ray Leonard did going out ingloriously against Hector Camacho.
That clericalism, with its rewards for just wearing a collar and going along, is dying ingloriously, poisoned by the intoxicating privilege that led it to protect child molesters.
Vito Mannone was more than likely bowing out, but did so ingloriously, conceding the goal which allowed champions Chelsea to finish on a high.
In the end, I am reminded of Hector's last words when he resolved to go meet Achilles in the Trojan War: "My doom has come upon me; let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter" (Iliad 11.
Love, forgiveness, my super power-- like spinach, smoke, lust-- disposed ingloriously.