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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.
DESPITE the Welsh-Scottish league ingloriously ``withering on the vine,'' to coin a recent political phrase, this year's competition reaches a climax during the next few days.
Herman's prose is crisp, clear and sometimes ever-so-slightly ironic, but he is a scholar and does not taunt or ridicule; the ideas he presents fail ingloriously on their own merits.
40) Bosworth Toiler gives "Ignominiously, ingloriously, disgracefully, miserably, humbly" for heanlice, and "Ignominious, disgraceful, vile, poor" for the adjective, heanlic.
If this had been about moving to one of those flat-pack stadium stuck ingloriously on some wasteland that even the Dale Farm travellers bypass, then you could almost understand it.
There are also nice supporting turns from Daniel Bruhl as sharpshooter and film lover Frederick Zoller and Diane Kruger as secret agent Bridget von Hammersmark, although the latter is woefully underused and her character under-explained while the storyline's few "Brits" (including Mike Myers in prosthetics as General Fenech) aim for the clipped accent of Trevor Howard but land, ingloriously, on the cod tones of the butler from Magnum PI.