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ignominious

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adjective ig·no·min·i·ous \ˌig-nə-ˈmi-nē-əs\

Simple Definition of ignominious

  • : causing disgrace or shame

Full Definition of ignominious

  1. 1 :  marked with or characterized by disgrace or shame :  dishonorable

  2. 2 :  deserving of shame or infamy :  despicable

  3. 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>



15th Century

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15th century

Rhymes with ignominious



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