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Meaning of IGNOMINY

Pronunciation:  'ignu`minee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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.
                                               --Addison.

         Vice begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy.
                                               --Rambler.

         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
 
 Related Terms: abomination, atrocity, chagrin, contempt, degradation, demotion, depluming, desecration, despite, discredit, disdain, disesteem, disgrace, dishonor, displuming, disrepute, ignobility, ignominiousness, infamousness, infamy, ingloriousness, loss of honor, mortification, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, pity, profanation, sacrilege, scandal, scorn, shame, terrible thing, violation
 

 

 

 

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