from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. 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).
- adj. Deserving disgrace or shame; despicable.
- adj. Degrading; debasing: "The young people huddled with their sodden gritty towels and ignominious goosebumps inside the gray-shingled bathhouse” ( John Updike).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Marked by shame or disgrace.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Marked with ignominy; incurring public disgrace; dishonorable; shameful.
- adj. Deserving ignominy; despicable.
- adj. Humiliating; degrading.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Marked with ignominy; incurring or attended with disgrace; degrading; shameful; infamous: as, ignominious punishment; ignominious intrigues.
- Deserving ignominy; despicable in character; contemptible.
- Synonyms Disgraceful, opprobrious, disreputable. See ignominy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
From French or Old French ignominieux, from Latin ignominiosus ("disgraceful"), from ignominia ("loss of a good name, ignominy"), from in- (“not”) + nomen (“name”). (Wiktionary)