The definition of ignominy is a state of disgrace, dishonor or shame.(noun)
An example of ignominy is the state of a person being displayed in public stocks.
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noun pl. ignominies
Origin: Fr ignominie < L ignominia < in-, no, not + nomen, name
See ignominy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. ig·no·min·ies
Origin: French ignominie
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin ignōminia
Origin: : i-, in-, not; see in-1
Origin: + nōmen, gnōmen, name (influenced by gnōscere, to know); see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.
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