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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.]
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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
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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.
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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"
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ignominy

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

noun
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Translations

ignominy

[ˈɪgnəmɪnɪ] Nignominia f, oprobio m, vergüenza f
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ignominy

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

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

[ˈɪgnəˌmɪnɪ] n (frm) → ignominia
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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.