Infamous vs Inglorious - What's the difference?

infamous | inglorious |


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.

infamous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • having a bad reputation, disreputable; of bad report; notoriously vile; detestable; widely known, especially for something bad
  • He was an infamous traitor.
    He was an infamous perjurer.
  • causing infamy; disgraceful
  • This infamous deed tarnishes all involved.
  • (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.
  • Derived terms

    * infamously * infamousness * infamy

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary

    inglorious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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
    To arms invasive?
  • * 1818 , , Frankenstein , ch. 6,
  • Resolved to pursue no inglorious career, he turned his eyes toward the East.
  • * 1906 , , White Fang , ch. 4,
  • He cast about in his mind for a way to beat a retreat not too inglorious .