Ig"no*min*y (?), n.; pl. Ignominies (#). [L. ignominia ignominy (i.e., a deprivation of one's good name); in- not + nomen name: cf. F. ignominie. See In- not, and Name.]


Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy.

Their generals have been received with honor after their defeat; yours with ignominy after conquest. Addison.

Vice begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy. Rambler.

Ignominy is the infliction of such evil as is made dishonorable, or the deprivation of such good as is made honorable by the Common wealth. Hobbes.


An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.

Syn. -- Opprobrium; reproach; dishonor.


© Webster 1913.

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