ignominiously


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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.
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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 ?
The minute he was put into bed on one side, he rolled out on the other, and made for the door, only to be ignominiously caught up by the tail of his little toga and put back again, which lively performance was kept up till the young man's strength gave out, when he devoted himself to roaring at the top of his voice.
To be beaten seemed to be infinitely better than to be thus hurled ignominiously aside.
They know how to spare when they see occasion; and when they strike, the axe may be sharp indeed, but its edge is seldom poisoned with ill-will; nor is it their custom ignominiously to kick the head which they have just struck off.
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.
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.
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.
Conversely, if the thief was detected, he was ignominiously expelled the building.
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.
Muishkin was so absent, that from the very first he could not attend to a word the other was saying; and when the general suddenly stopped before him with some excited question, he was obliged to confess, ignominiously, that he did not know in the least what he had been talking about.
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.
As she was hurled down to starboard, whither Michael was ignominiously flung, the crack of shattered timbers was plainly heard.