Definitions for ignominiousˌɪg nəˈmɪn i əs
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ig•no•min•i•ousˌɪg nəˈmɪn i əs(adj.)
marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable; humiliating:
an ignominious retreat.
bearing or deserving ignominy; contemptible.
Origin of ignominious:
1375–1425; late ME < L
black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful(adj)
(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
"Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice"
Marked by shame or disgrace.
Origin: From or ignominieux, from ignominiosus, from ignominia, from .
marked with ignominy; in curring public disgrace; dishonorable; shameful
deserving ignominy; despicable
humiliating; degrading; as, an ignominious judgment or sentence
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