Ignominy Definition

ĭgnə-mĭnē, -mə-nē
ignominies
noun
ignominies
Great personal dishonor or humiliation.
A military adventure that ended in ignominy.
American Heritage
Loss of one's reputation; shame and dishonor; infamy.
Webster's New World
Disgraceful, shameful, or contemptible quality, behavior, or act.
Webster's New World
An instance or source of this.
Had suffered many ignominies because of his insensitivity.
American Heritage
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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Other Word Forms of Ignominy

Noun

Singular:
ignominy
Plural:
ignominies

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

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