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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!
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.
He died ingloriously, of a stupid disease, failing once more, even at the end, to accomplish anything.
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.
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."
When NJC sent a heartfelt appreciation to the president for ingloriously sacking its chairman and sitting CJN, Onnoghen, I stopped being hopeful of proportional relationship between the executive and the judiciary in this dispensation.
These are the disgusting scenes which greeted visitors to some ofLiverpool's parks and open spacesas the region basked ingloriously sunny bank holiday weather.
We caught the enemy by the flank and rear and drove them ingloriously from the field.
He's one of the men suffering ingloriously in a latrine, sickened by a feast that had been prepared for them by English prisoners.
Internally, all notables of the politic class, who defined the politics of the last two decades, will be made to fade away ingloriously. The Establishment has spurned dynasty politics.