Definition of ignominy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɪɡnəmɪni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪɡnəmɪni//
[uncountable](formal) Embarrassment
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public shame and loss of honour synonym disgrace They suffered the ignominy of defeat. See related entries: Embarrassment Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French ignominie or Latin ignominia, from in- ‘not’ + a variant of nomen ‘name’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ignominy