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 ?
I remain silent and suffer ignominy, as you will remain silent and suffer ignominy.
If you have merited this shame, madame, if you have incurred this ignominy, you must submit to it as an offering to God.
I cannot prevail upon myself to copy, for the second time, the horrible title-page which holds up to public ignominy my husband's name.
Dear lady, I had none to support me; all looked on me as a wretch doomed to ignominy and perdition.
But like Czar Peter content to toil in the shipyards of foreign cities, Queequeg disdained no seeming ignominy, if thereby he might happily gain the power of enlightening his untutored countrymen.
You may have sincerity, but you have no modesty; out of the pettiest vanity you expose your sincerity to publicity and ignominy.
Those who had before known her, and had expected to behold her dimmed and obscured by a disastrous cloud, were astonished, and even startled, to perceive how her beauty shone out, and made a halo of the misfortune and ignominy in which she was enveloped.
Indignant Em sat down and poor, innocent Cecily was haled forth to public ignominy.
But he--HAD TO die: he looked with eyes which beheld EVERYTHING,--he beheld men's depths and dregs, all his hidden ignominy and ugliness.
I had a strong hope, which never left me, that I should one day recover my liberty: and as to the ignominy of being carried about for a monster, I considered myself to be a perfect stranger in the country, and that such a misfortune could never be charged upon me as a reproach, if ever I should return to England, since the king of Great Britain himself, in my condition, must have undergone the same distress.
Have they ever subjected you to cruelty and ignominy, Dejah Thoris?
The above-mentioned individuals had been sentenced to undergo their various modes of ignominy, for the space of one hour at noonday.