Definition of


  1. (adj, all) (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
    an ignominious retreat
    inglorious defeat
    an opprobrious monument to human greed
    a shameful display of cowardice

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Synonyms of Ignominious

black, disgraceful, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful

Alternate forms of Ignominious

Derivations: ignominiousness, ignominy

Origin of the word Ignominious

  1. 1520s, from M.Fr. ignominieux (14c.), from L. ignominiosus "disgraceful, shameful," from ignominia "loss of a (good) name," from in- "not" + nomen (gen. nominis) "name." Influenced by Old L. gnoscere "come to know." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Ignominious

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