ignominy

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ig·no·min·y

 (ĭg′nə-mĭn′ē, -mə-nē)
n. pl. ig·no·min·ies
1. Great personal dishonor or humiliation: a military adventure that ended in ignominy.
2. An instance or source of this: had suffered many ignominies because of his insensitivity.

[French ignominie, from Old French, from Latin ignōminia : in-, i-, not; see in-1 + nōmen, name (influenced by gnōscere, to know); see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

ignominy

(ˈɪɡnəˌmɪnɪ)
n, pl -minies
1. disgrace or public shame; dishonour
2. a cause of disgrace; a shameful act
[C16: from Latin ignōminia disgrace, from ig- (see in-2) + nōmen name, reputation]
ˌignoˈminious adj
ˌignoˈminiously adv
ˌignoˈminiousness n

ig•no•min•y

(ˈɪg nəˌmɪn i, ɪgˈnɒm ə ni)

n., pl. -min•ies.
1. personal disgrace; dishonor.
2. shameful or dishonorable quality or conduct.
[1530–40; < Latin ignōminia]
syn: See disgrace.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ignominy - a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
dishonor, dishonour - a state of shame or disgrace; "he was resigned to a life of dishonor"
humiliation - state of disgrace or loss of self-respect
obloquy, opprobrium - state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
odium - state of disgrace resulting from detestable behavior
reproach - disgrace or shame; "he brought reproach upon his family"

ignominy

noun disgrace, shame, humiliation, contempt, discredit, stigma, disrepute, dishonour, infamy, mortification, bad odour the ignominy of being made redundant
credit, honour, repute

ignominy

noun
Translations

ignominy

[ˈɪgnəmɪnɪ] Nignominia f, oprobio m, vergüenza f

ignominy

[ˈɪgnəmɪni] nignominie f
the ignominy of being defeated → l'ignominie de la défaite

ignominy

nSchmach f, → Schande f, → Schimpf m (old)

ignominy

[ˈɪgnəˌmɪnɪ] n (frm) → ignominia
References in classic literature ?
For among other evils which being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised, and this is one of those ignominies against which a prince ought to guard himself, as is shown later on.
Tortures and ignominies shall be heaped upon you until you grovel at my feet asking the boon of death.