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Definition of ignominious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ignominious

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌɪɡnəˈmɪniəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪɡnəˈmɪniəs//
 
(formal) Embarrassment
 
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that makes, or should make, you feel ashamed synonym disgraceful, humiliating an ignominious defeat He made one mistake and his career came to an ignominious end. See related entries: Embarrassment Word Origin late Middle English: from French ignominieux, or Latin ignominiosus, from ignominia, from in- ‘not’ + a variant of nomen ‘name’.
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