From French or Old French ignominieux, from Latinignōminiōsus (“disgraceful”), from ignōminia (“loss of a good name, ignominy”), from ig- (“not”) + nomen (“name”) (prefix assimilated form of in-). Surface analysis ignominy + -ious.
Ignominious Sentence Examples
Domitian attacked him but was compelled to make an ignominious peace.
The expedition was an ignominious failure, and many burghers did not hesitate to assign their non-success to the fact that Burgers's views on religious questions were not sound.
Henry was an undutiful son, and his reign was one long period of confusion, marked by incidents of the most ignominious kind.