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English definition of “inglorious”

inglorious

adjective     /ɪnˈɡlɔː.ri.əs/ US  /-ˈɡlɔːr.i-/ literary
that people should be ashamed of because it is not fair or honest: That country has a long, inglorious record of dealing harshly with political prisoners.Morally wrong and evilDishonest
(Definition of inglorious adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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