• Definition for "ignominious"
    • Marked by shame or disgrace: "It Had Been…
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    • The team dispersed in ignominious defeat,…
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ignominious definition

  • adjective:
    • Marked by shame or disgrace: "It Had Been an ignominious end ... as a desperate mutiny by a small number of soldiers blossomed into full-scale revolt” ( Angus Deming).
    • Deserving disgrace or shame; despicable.
    • Degrading; debasing: "The teenagers huddled using their sodden gritty towels and ignominious goosebumps within the gray-shingled bathhouse” ( John Updike).
    • Marked by pity or disgrace.
    • Marked with ignominy; incurring community disgrace; dishonorable; shameful.
    • Deserving ignominy; despicable.
    • Humiliating; degrading.
    • (used of conduct or personality) deserving or taking disgrace or pity
  • others:
    • Marked with ignominy; incurring or attended with disgrace; degrading; shameful; infamous: as, ignominious punishment; ignominious intrigues.
    • Deserving ignominy; despicable in personality; contemptible.
    • Synonyms Disgraceful, opprobrious, disreputable. See ignominy.
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