Ignominious meaning

ĭgnə-mĭnē-əs
Characterized by or bringing on ignominy; shameful; dishonorable; disgraceful.
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Contemptible; despicable.
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Degrading; humiliating.
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The definition of ignominious is something that is contemptible or degrading, or that makes you deserving of public shame.

An example of ignominious is a crushing defeat in an election that shames your party.

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Characterized by or deserving shame or disgrace.
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Degrading; debasing.
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Marked by shame or disgrace.
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Origin of ignominious

  • From French or Old French ignominieux, from Latin ignōminiōsus (“disgraceful”), from ignōminia (“loss of a good name, ignominy”), from ig- (“not”) + nomen (“name”) (prefix assimilated form of in-). Surface analysis ignominy +‎ -ious.

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