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ignominy

[ ig-nuh-min-ee, ig-nom-uh-nee ]SEE DEFINITION OF ignominy
  • nounoffensive behavior
  • nounshame

Synonyms for ignominy

  • baseness
  • disgrace
  • lowness
  • meanness
  • sordidness
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Is it the frequency of the punishment that has made you callous to the ignominy and the pain?

Was there not enough of ignominy for him to endure without that?

But are you ready to meet the shame and ignominy of the story?

I know well all the ignominy, all the shame; but I know, too, all the misery of the position.

Chauvelin, a man of vigour and capacity, was dismissed with ignominy in 1736.

What care they about sharing his ignominy, provided they share his fortune?

But I cannot bear this load of ignominy—I cannot suffer the thought of this crime.

Everything seemed so vast, so forbidding, it reduced her to a state of ignominy.

The pity of it was driven into his young soul when the ignominy of that defeat was accomplished.

But when she was alone in the world, she felt absolutely crushed by this ignominy.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, back-formation from ignominious or else from Middle French ignominie (15c.), from Latin ignominia "disgrace, dishonor" (see ignominious). Also sometimes shortened to ignomy.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IGNOMINY

attaint

nounstain
  • black eye
  • black mark
  • blemish
  • blot
  • disgrace
  • dishonor
  • humiliation
  • ignominy
  • shame
  • spot
  • stigma
  • taint
  • tarnish

disgrace

nounstate of shame; bad reputation
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