ignominious


ig·no·min·i·ous

adjective \ˌig-nə-ˈmi-nē-əs\

: causing disgrace or shame

Full Definition of IGNOMINIOUS

1
:  marked with or characterized by disgrace or shame :  dishonorable
2
:  deserving of shame or infamy :  despicable
3
:  humiliating, degrading <an ignominious defeat>
ig·no·min·i·ous·ly adverb
ig·no·min·i·ous·ness noun

Examples of IGNOMINIOUS

  1. <some of his friends considered the job of janitor to be an ignominious fate for the laid-off executive>
  2. <the prison guards degraded themselves with their inhumane, ignominious treatment of the prisoners>

First Known Use of IGNOMINIOUS

15th century

Rhymes with IGNOMINIOUS

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