noun, plural ig·no·min·ies for 2.
- disgrace; dishonor; public contempt.
- shameful or dishonorable quality or conduct or an instance of this.
noun plural -minies
- disgrace or public shame; dishonour
- a cause of disgrace; a shameful act
1530s, back-formation from ignominious or else from Middle French ignominie (15c.), from Latin ignominia “disgrace, dishonor” (see ignominious). Also sometimes shortened to ignomy.