define.com: Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples

Ignominy

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ignominy \Ig"no*min*y\, noun; pl. {Ignominies}. [L. ignominia ignominy (i.e., a deprivation of one's good name); in- not + nomen name: cf. F. ignominie. See {In-} not, and {Name}.]

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.

Syn: Opprobrium; reproach; dishonor.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ignominy

noun

1: a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison" [syn: {shame}, {disgrace}, {ignominy}]


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, privacy, social and ecological responsibility and positive humanitarian ethics and values. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

SIM Card
Golden Key

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:15:39 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_Ignominy_2015-03-04_11-15-39_50-16-75-46