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Meaning of IGNOMINY

Pronunciation:  'ignu`minee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"

IGNOMINY is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: disgrace, shame
 See Also: dishonor, dishonour, humiliation, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ig"no*min*y\, n.; pl. {Ignominies}. [L. ignominia
ignominy (i.e., a deprivation of one's good name); in- not +
nomen name: cf. F. ignominie. See {In-} not, and {Name}.]
1. Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy.

         Their generals have been received with honor after
         their defeat; yours with ignominy after conquest.

         Vice begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy.

         Ignominy is the infliction of such evil as is made
         dishonorable, or the deprivation of such good as is
         made honorable by the Common wealth.  --Hobbes.

2. An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.

Syn: Opprobrium; reproach; dishonor.

Thesaurus Terms
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