Ignominy meaning

ĭgnə-mĭnē, -mə-nē
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Disgraceful, shameful, or contemptible quality, behavior, or act.
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An instance or source of this.

Had suffered many ignominies because of his insensitivity.

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The definition of ignominy is a state of disgrace, dishonor or shame.

An example of ignominy is the state of a person being displayed in public stocks.

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Great personal dishonor or humiliation.

A military adventure that ended in ignominy.

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Loss of one's reputation; shame and dishonor; infamy.
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Great dishonor, shame, or humiliation.
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Origin of ignominy

  • French ignominie from Old French from Latin ignōminia in-, i- not in–1 nōmen name (influenced by gnōscere to know) nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French ignominie, from Latin ignōminia, from ig- (“not”) + nomen (“name”) (prefix assimilated form of in-).

    From Wiktionary