(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. shameful, disgraceful; degrading, humiliating. See disrepute.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Humiliating]
Syn. shameful, dishonorable, disgraceful, inglorious; see embarrassing , mean 1 , shameful 2 .
2. [Offensive]
Syn. contemptible, despicable, vile, nasty; see mean 3 , offensive 2 , rotten 3 .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Meriting or causing shame or dishonor: discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, opprobrious, shameful. See RESPECT.

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  • ignominious — index blameful, blameworthy, caitiff, calumnious, contemptible, contemptuous, disgraceful, disreputable …   Law dictionary

  • ignominious — (adj.) early 15c., from M.Fr. ignominieux (14c.) or directly from L. ignominiosus disgraceful, shameful, from ignominia loss of a (good) name, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + nomen (gen. nominis) name (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ignominious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving or causing public disgrace or shame. DERIVATIVES ignominiously adverb. ORIGIN Latin ignominiosus, from in not + a variant of nomen name …   English terms dictionary

  • ignominious — [ig΄nə min′ē əs] adj. [Fr ignominieux < L ignominiosus] 1. characterized by or bringing on ignominy; shameful; dishonorable; disgraceful 2. contemptible; despicable 3. degrading; humiliating ignominiously adv. ignominiousness n …   English World dictionary

  • ignominious — [[t]ɪ̱gnəmɪ̱niəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe an experience or action as ignominious, you mean it is embarrassing because it shows a great lack of success. [FORMAL] The recollection of their ignominious defeat was still fresh in his mind...… …   English dictionary

  • ignominious — ig|no|min|i|ous [ˌıgnəˈmıniəs] adj formal making you feel ashamed or embarrassed = ↑humiliating ignominious defeat/failure/retreat etc ▪ an ignominious end to his career >ignominiously adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ignominious — adjective formal making you feel ashamed, especially because you seem stupid, unimportant, or dishonest: an ignominious departure | another ignominious failure ignominiously adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ignominious — adjective Date: 15th century 1. marked with or characterized by disgrace or shame ; dishonorable 2. deserving of shame or infamy ; despicable 3. humiliating, degrading < suffered an ignominious defeat > • ignominiously adverb • ignominiousne …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ignominious — ignominiously, adv. ignominiousness, n. /ig neuh min ee euhs/, adj. 1. marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable; humiliating: an ignominious retreat. 2. bearing or deserving ignominy; contemptible. [1375 1425; late ME < L ignominiosus.… …   Universalium

  • ignominious — adj. Ignominious is used with these nouns: ↑defeat, ↑retreat, ↑withdrawal …   Collocations dictionary

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