Infamous vs Inglorious - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between infamous and inglorious
is that infamous
is having a bad reputation, disreputable; of bad report; notoriously vile; detestable; widely known, especially for something bad while inglorious
is ignominious; disgraceful; not famous; obscure.
having a bad reputation, disreputable; of bad report; notoriously vile; detestable; widely known, especially for something bad
- He was an infamous traitor.
causing infamy; disgraceful
- He was an infamous perjurer.
(archaic) in England / Great Britain, a judicial punishment which deprived the infamous person of certain rights; this included a prohibition against holding public office, exercising the franchise, receiving a public pension, serving on a jury, or giving testimony in a court of law.
- This infamous deed tarnishes all involved.
Oxford English Dictionary
Ignominious; disgraceful; not famous; obscure.
* , King John , act 5, sc. 1,
- O inglorious league!
- Shall we, upon the footing of our land,
- Send fair-play orders and make compromise,
- Insinuation, parley and base truce
* 1818 , , Frankenstein , ch. 6,
- To arms invasive?
* 1906 , , White Fang , ch. 4,
- Resolved to pursue no inglorious career, he turned his eyes toward the East.
- He cast about in his mind for a way to beat a retreat not too inglorious .