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Definitions for ignominy
ˈɪg nəˌmɪn i, ɪgˈnɒm ə niig·nominy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shame, disgrace, ignominy(noun)

    a state of dishonor

    "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"


  1. ignominy(Noun)

    Great dishonor, shame, or humiliation.

  2. Origin: From ignominie, from ignominia, from ig- + nomen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ignominy(noun)

    public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy

  2. Ignominy(noun)

    an act deserving disgrace; an infamous act

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ignominy

    ig′nō-min-i, n. the loss of one's good name: public disgrace: infamy—formerly also Ig′nomy.—adj. Ignomin′ious, dishonourable: marked with ignominy: contemptible: mean.—adv. Ignomin′iously.—n. Ignomin′iousness. [Fr.,—L. ignominiain, not, gnomen, nomen, name.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignominy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignominy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of ignominy in a Sentence

  1. John Milton:

    Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

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