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Definition of "ignominious" []

  • Marked by shame or disgrace: "It was an ignominious end ... as a desperate mutiny by a handful of soldiers blossomed into full-scale revolt” ( Angus Deming). (adjective)
  • Deserving disgrace or shame; despicable. (adjective)
  • Degrading; debasing: "The young people huddled with their sodden gritty towels and ignominious goosebumps inside the gray-shingled bathhouse” ( John Updike). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ignominious" in a sentence
  • "The team dispersed in ignominious defeat, and it was not until after dark that the dogs came sneaking back, one by one, by meekness and humility signifying their fealty to White Fang."
  • "The vast majority of Survivors who have scored the hidden immunity idol went on to slink out of there in ignominious defeat for not having played it."
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