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}]


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