ignominy









ignominy


noun, plural ig·no·min·ies for 2.

  1. disgrace; dishonor; public contempt.
  2. shameful or dishonorable quality or conduct or an instance of this.

noun plural -minies

  1. disgrace or public shame; dishonour
  2. a cause of disgrace; a shameful act
n.

1530s, back-formation from ignominious or else from Middle French ignominie (15c.), from Latin ignominia “disgrace, dishonor” (see ignominious). Also sometimes shortened to ignomy.

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