Ignominy

Definition of Ignominy

Ig´no`min`y
n.1.Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy.
Their generals have been received with honor after their defeat; yours with ignominy after conquest.
- Addison.
Vice begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy.
- Rambler.
Ignominy is the infliction of such evil as is made dishonorable, or the deprivation of such good as is made honorable by the Commonwealth.
- Hobbes.
2.An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.

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abomination, atrocity, chagrin, contempt, degradation, demotion, depluming, desecration, despite, discredit, disdain, disesteem, disgrace, dishonor, displuming, disrepute, ignobility, ignominiousness, infamousness, infamy, ingloriousness, loss of honor, mortification, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, pity, profanation, sacrilege, scandal, scorn, shame, terrible thing, violation
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