V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: full of shame and worthy of contempt
Synonyms: shameful, dishonorable, humiliating, mortifying, ignoble, contemptible, offensive, despicable, sordid
Antonyms: honorable, respectable
Tips: Ignominious comes from the Latin ignominia, "not having a name." Something or someone ignominious is so disgraceful or comtemptible that they might be considered unworthy of having a name.
The disloyal husband was caught in the ignominious act of adultery by his wife and her best friend. (shameful, sordid)
His reprehensible actions left an ignominious mark on his reputation. (disgraceful, contemptible)
We suffered an ignominious defeat against the worst team in the league. (shameful, humiliating)
He was so ashamed by his ignominious affair that he moved to a new town and cut off all ties with his old friends. (contemptible, despicable)
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