The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ignominy \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.]
1. Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy.
Their generals have been received with honor after
their defeat; yours with ignominy after conquest.
Vice begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy.
Ignominy is the infliction of such evil as is made
dishonorable, or the deprivation of such good as is
made honorable by the Commonwealth. --Hobbes.
2. An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.
Syn: Opprobrium; reproach; dishonor.