Definition of Ignominious

1. Adjective. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame. "A shameful display of cowardice"




Definition of Ignominious

1. a. Marked with ignominy; incurring public disgrace; dishonorable; shameful.

Definition of Ignominious

1. Adjective. Marked by shame or disgrace. ¹

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Definition of Ignominious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ignominious

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ignitors
ignitron
ignitrons
ignivomous
ignobilities
ignobility
ignoble
ignobleness
ignoblenesses
ignobler
ignoblest
ignobly
ignomies
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ignominious (current term)
ignominiously
ignominiousness
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ignomy
ignorable
ignorami
ignoramus
ignoramuses
ignorance
ignorance is bliss
ignorances
ignorant
ignorantest

Literary usage of Ignominious

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1. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1901)
"ERTAIN ADDITIONAL NOTES TOUCHING UPON THE SUBJECTS OF ignominious ... Those of you who were sufficiently in- -icd in the subject of ignominious punishments, ..."

2. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1892)
"Last and most ignominious condition of all, Arsaces, Abandon- king of Armenia, who had dared to ally himself with the King of Eome against Persia, ..."

3. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1826)
"... and there find it authentically ascertained, that so far from voluntarily submitting to the ignominious charge of adultery, she made a strenuous defence ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... intercepted by the rigour of the laws ; and the priests of the Christian sect were confounded with the last and most ignominious class of the people. ..."

5. History of the United Netherlands: From the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1861)
"... Franco — Embassy of the States to France — ignominious position of the Envoys — Views of the French Huguenots — Efforts to procure Annexation — Success ..."

6. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"The position of England at this time was alarming, as well as ignominious. She had contrived to league against herself, in various degrees of hostility, ..."

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