ignominiously


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to ignominiously: bemusement, shamelessness

ig·no·min·i·ous

 (ĭg′nə-mĭn′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Characterized by or deserving shame or disgrace: "It was an ignominious end ... as a desperate mutiny by a handful of soldiers blossomed into full-scale revolt" (Harry Anderson).
2. Degrading; debasing: "The young people huddled with their sodden gritty towels and ignominious goosebumps inside the gray-shingled bathhouse" (John Updike).

ig′no·min′i·ous·ly adv.
ig′no·min′i·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ignominiously - in a dishonorable manner or to a dishonorable degree; "his grades were disgracefully low"
Translations

ignominiously

[ˌɪgnəˈmɪnɪəslɪ] ADVignominiosamente
to be ignominiously defeatedsufrir una derrota vergonzosa

ignominiously

[ˌɪgnəˈmɪniəsli] adv [retreat] → ignominieusement

ignominiously

advschmachvoll; (= humiliatingly)entwürdigend

ignominiously

[ˌɪgnəˈmɪnɪəslɪ] advvergognosamente, in modo ignominioso
References in classic literature ?
Of course the only thing left for it is to dismiss all that with a wave of its paw, and, with a smile of assumed contempt in which it does not even itself believe, creep ignominiously into its mouse-hole.
The idea of being taken and brought back ignominiously to the ship was so inexpressibly repulsive to me, that I was determined by no hasty and imprudent measures to render such an event probable.
She tried to like her aunt Miranda (the idea of loving her had been given up at the moment of meeting), but failed ignominiously in the attempt.
But she thrust him ignominiously away and behind her.
The life that is in you cries out that it must live, no matter what the cost; so you live ignominiously, untrue to the best you dream of, sinning against your whole pitiful little code, and, if there were a hell, heading your soul straight for it.
But Saxon's money-earning was doomed to cease ignominiously and tragically.
To be beaten seemed to be infinitely better than to be thus hurled ignominiously aside.
And I soon found myself getting heavily bumped from behind in the nape of the neck and the small of the back, and having my face ignominiously shoved against the kitchen wall, because I did not answer those questions at sufficient length.
So long as Madame remained on English territory, I held my peace; but from the very moment she stepped on French ground, and now that we have received her in the name of the prince, I warn you, that at the first mark of disrespect which you, in your insane attachment, exhibit towards the royal house of France, I shall have one of two courses to follow; -- either I declare, in the presence of every one, the madness with which you are now affected, and I get you ignominiously ordered back to England; or if you prefer it, I will run my dagger through your throat in the presence of all here.
They harangued him for his fall, sneered and jeered at him, rooted him about contemptuously with their feet, made a hollow in the sand out of which he could not roll and desposited him in it on his back, his four tied legs sticking ignominiously in the air above him.
He laughed rather ruefully, as he described how he had discovered a very rare species of fern in an inaccessible place, and in his efforts to obtain it had lost his footing, and slipped ignominiously into a neighbouring pond.
The tent, illumined by a candle, glowed warmly in the midst of the white plain; and when he, as a matter of course, entered it, both Perrault and Francois bombarded him with curses and cooking utensils, till he recovered from his consternation and fled ignominiously into the outer cold.