ignominy


ignominy
I noun abasement, abjection, abjectness, attaint, bad name, bad reputation, bad repute, badge of infamy, blot, brand, chagrin, condemnation, contempt, contemptibility, contemptibleness, culpability, culpableness, debasement, dedecoration, degradation, demotion, denunciation, derision, derogation, despisedness, disapprobation, disapproval, discommendation, discredit, discreditableness, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace, dishonor, dishonorableness, dislike, disparagement, dispraise, disreputability, disreputableness, disreputation, disrepute, disvaluation, embarrassment, faded reputation, humiliation, ignobility, ignominia, ignomy, ill favor, ill-repute, imputation, infamia, infamy, ingloriousness, irreverence, lack of respect, loss of honor, loss of reputation, loss of respect, low standing, mortification, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, ostracism, poor reputation, reproach, scandal, sense of disgrace, sense of shame, shame, slur, smirch, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish, tarnished honor, turpitude unrespectability II index attaint, bad character, bad faith, bad repute, degradation, discredit, disgrace, dishonor (shame), disrepute, infamy, notoriety, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, scandal, shame

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  • Ignominy — Ig no*min*y, n.; pl. {Ignominies}. [L. ignominia ignominy (i.e., a deprivation of one s good name); in not + nomen name: cf. F. ignominie. See {In } not, and {Name}.] 1. Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy. [1913 Webster] Their generals …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ignominy — (n.) 1530s, back formation from ignominious or else from M.Fr. ignominie (15c.), from L. ignominia disgrace, dishonor (see IGNOMINIOUS (Cf. ignominious)). Also sometimes shortened to ignomy …   Etymology dictionary

  • ignominy — infamy, shame, *disgrace, opprobrium, dishonor, disrepute, obloquy, odium Analogous words: humiliation, degradation, abasement (see corresponding verbs at ABASE): contempt, scorn, disdain, despite (see under DESPISE): mortification, chagrin (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ignominy — ► NOUN ▪ public shame or disgrace …   English terms dictionary

  • ignominy — [ig′nə min΄ē] n. pl. ignominies [Fr ignominie < L ignominia < in , no, not + nomen, NAME] 1. loss of one s reputation; shame and dishonor; infamy 2. disgraceful, shameful, or contemptible quality, behavior, or act …   English World dictionary

  • ignominy — [[t]ɪ̱gnəmɪni[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n/ ing Ignominy is shame or public disgrace. [FORMAL] ...the ignominy of being made redundant... If they were caught, she would be thrown out in disgrace, dismissed with ignominy. Syn: humiliation …   English dictionary

  • ignominy — UK [ˈɪɡnəmɪnɪ] / US [ˈɪɡnəˌmɪnɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms ignominy : singular ignominy plural ignominies formal a situation where you feel embarrassed and lose other people s respect Spurs suffered the ignominy of a three nil… …   English dictionary

  • ignominy — ig|no|mi|ny [ˈıgnəmıni] n [U] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: ignominie, from Latin, from ig (as in ignorare; IGNORE) + nomen name, reputation ] an event or situation that makes you feel ashamed or embarrassed, especially in public =… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ignominy — noun formal 1 (C) an event or situation that makes you feel ashamed: He came last, an ignominy he could hardly bear. 2 (U) shame and public dishonour: the ignominy of defeat …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ignominy — noun /ˈɪɡnəmɪni/ Great dishonor, shame, or humiliation. Calvin: Our great plan backfired and Im<!italic and bold the one who got soaked! Oh, the shame! The ignominy!<!original in majuscules …   Wiktionary


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