ignominious

  • 1 Ignominious — Ig no*min i*ous, a. [L. ignominiosus: cf. F. ignominieux.] 1. Marked with ignominy; incurring public disgrace; dishonorable; shameful. [1913 Webster] Then first with fear surprised and sense of pain, Fled ignominious. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 ignominious — index blameful, blameworthy, caitiff, calumnious, contemptible, contemptuous, disgraceful, disreputable …

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  • 3 ignominious — (adj.) early 15c., from M.Fr. ignominieux (14c.) or directly from L. ignominiosus disgraceful, shameful, from ignominia loss of a (good) name, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + nomen (gen. nominis) name (see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 ignominious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving or causing public disgrace or shame. DERIVATIVES ignominiously adverb. ORIGIN Latin ignominiosus, from in not + a variant of nomen name …

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  • 5 ignominious — [ig΄nə min′ē əs] adj. [Fr ignominieux < L ignominiosus] 1. characterized by or bringing on ignominy; shameful; dishonorable; disgraceful 2. contemptible; despicable 3. degrading; humiliating ignominiously adv. ignominiousness n …

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  • 6 ignominious — [[t]ɪ̱gnəmɪ̱niəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe an experience or action as ignominious, you mean it is embarrassing because it shows a great lack of success. [FORMAL] The recollection of their ignominious defeat was still fresh in his mind...… …

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  • 7 ignominious — ig|no|min|i|ous [ˌıgnəˈmıniəs] adj formal making you feel ashamed or embarrassed = ↑humiliating ignominious defeat/failure/retreat etc ▪ an ignominious end to his career >ignominiously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 ignominious — adjective formal making you feel ashamed, especially because you seem stupid, unimportant, or dishonest: an ignominious departure | another ignominious failure ignominiously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 ignominious — adjective Date: 15th century 1. marked with or characterized by disgrace or shame ; dishonorable 2. deserving of shame or infamy ; despicable 3. humiliating, degrading < suffered an ignominious defeat > • ignominiously adverb • ignominiousne …

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  • 10 ignominious — ignominiously, adv. ignominiousness, n. /ig neuh min ee euhs/, adj. 1. marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable; humiliating: an ignominious retreat. 2. bearing or deserving ignominy; contemptible. [1375 1425; late ME < L ignominiosus.… …

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  • 11 ignominious — adj. Ignominious is used with these nouns: ↑defeat, ↑retreat, ↑withdrawal …

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  • 12 ignominious — ig|no|min|i|ous [ ,ıgnə mıniəs ] adjective FORMAL very embarrassing, especially because of making you seem very unsuccessful or unimportant: HUMILIATING: an ignominious defeat ╾ ig|no|min|i|ous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 ignominious — adjective Wahid made an ignominious exit after 21 months in power Syn: humiliating, undignified, embarrassing, mortifying; ignoble, inglorious; disgraceful, shameful, dishonorable, discreditable Ant: glorious …

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  • 14 ignominious — UK [ˌɪɡnəˈmɪnɪəs] / US adjective formal very embarrassing, especially because of making you seem very unsuccessful or unimportant an ignominious defeat Derived word: ignominiously adverb …

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  • 15 ignominious — [ˌɪgnəˈmɪniəs] adj formal very embarrassing Syn: humiliating an ignominious defeat[/ex] ignominiously adv …

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  • 16 ignominious — ig•no•min•i•ous [[t]ˌɪg nəˈmɪn i əs[/t]] adj. 1) marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable; humiliating: an ignominious retreat[/ex] 2) bearing or deserving ignominy; contemptible • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < L ig no•min′i•ous•ly …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 ignominious — /ɪgnəˈmɪniəs/ (say ignuh mineeuhs) adjective 1. marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable; humiliating: *he knew he must win quickly or be cut to pieces in ignominious defeat. –frank hardy, 1963. 2. covered with or deserving ignominy;… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 ignominious — adjective /ɪɡnəˈmɪnɪəs/ marked by shame or disgrace. Syn: debasing, degrading, humiliating See Also: ignominy …

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  • 19 ignominious — Synonyms and related words: aberrant, abnormal, abominable, atrocious, criminal, delinquent, derogatory, deviant, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, evil, hardly the thing, ignoble, illegal, improper, inappropriate, incorrect …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 ignominious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. shameful, disgraceful; degrading, humiliating. See disrepute. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Humiliating] Syn. shameful, dishonorable, disgraceful, inglorious; see embarrassing , mean 1 , shameful 2 . 2 …

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