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Related to ignominiousness: shamelessness, bemusement


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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Noun1.ignominiousness - unworthiness meriting public disgrace and dishonor
unworthiness - the quality or state of lacking merit or value
scandalousness - disgracefulness that offends public morality


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Oh the sheer inconvenience and ignominiousness of it all.
The surprise is that an obscure writer from Central Europe who published little during his lifetime and never finished his most ambitious works, the three novels; a difficult avant-garde writer who thought the publisher Kurt Wolff had no business sense because he wanted to publish him; a Prague Jew educated in German culture, not interested in Judaism but intensely interested in his own Jewishness, which he didn't like, which embarrassed him because like most Western Jews (or anyhow Western European Jews) he felt its gypsylike, pariah ignominiousness (not to speak of worse) in the world's (i.
Crawford was in the country filming the horror film, Trog (1970), and Arnold, concerned with the ignominiousness of the situation, tried to interest the press in a photo shoot to publicize Crawford and the film, but by that time no one cared enough to take up the offer.