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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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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]
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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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|Noun||1.||ignominy - a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"|
humiliation - state of disgrace or loss of self-respect
odium - state of disgrace resulting from detestable behavior
reproach - disgrace or shame; "he brought reproach upon his family"
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noun disgrace, shame, humiliation, contempt, discredit, stigma, disrepute, dishonour, infamy, mortification, bad odour the ignominy of being made redundant
credit, honour, repute
credit, honour, repute
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ignominy[ˈɪgnəˌmɪnɪ] n (frm) → ignominia
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