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Meaning of IGNOMINIOUS

Pronunciation:  `ignu'mineeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice"
 

IGNOMINIOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: black, disgraceful, dishonorable, dishonourable, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ig`no*min"i*ous\, a. [L. ignominiosus: cf. F.
ignominieux.]
1. Marked with ignominy; in curring public disgrace;
   dishonorable; shameful.

         Then first with fear surprised and sense of pain,
         Fled ignominious.                     --Milton.

2. Deserving ignominy; despicable.

         One single, obscure, ignominious projector. --Swift.

3. Humiliating; degrading; as, an ignominious judgment or
   sentence. --Macaulay.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aberrant, abnormal, abominable, atrocious, criminal, delinquent, derogatory, deviant, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, evil, hardly the thing, ignoble, illegal, improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecorous, infamous, inglorious, not done, not the thing, notorious, off-base, off-color, out-of-line, sacrilegious, scandalous, seamy, shabby, shady, shameful, shameless, shoddy, sinful, sordid, terrible, undue, unfit, unfitting, unlawful, unpraiseworthy, unrespectable, unrighteous, unsavory, unseemly, unsuitable, wicked, wrong, wrongful
 

 

 

 

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