Definition of Ignominious in English :

Define Ignominious in English

Ignominious meaning in English

Meaning of Ignominious in English

Pronunciation of Ignominious in English

Ignominious pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of ignominious


1. black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful

(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

Example Sentences:
'Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands'
'an ignominious retreat'
'inglorious defeat'
'an opprobrious monument to human greed'
'a shameful display of cowardice'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of ignominious
characterized by or bringing on ignominy; shameful; dishonorable; disgraceful
contemptible; despicable
degrading; humiliating

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of ignominious
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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