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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).
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|Noun||1.||ignominiousness - unworthiness meriting public disgrace and dishonor|
unworthiness - the quality or state of lacking merit or value
scandalousness - disgracefulness that offends public morality