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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a state of dishonor;
- Example: "one mistake brought shame to all his family"
- Example: "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
[syn: shame, disgrace, ignominy]

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. [1913 Webster] Their generals have been received with honor after their defeat; yours with ignominy after conquest. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Vice begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy. --Rambler. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act. Syn: Opprobrium; reproach; dishonor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ignominy n 1: a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison" [syn: shame, disgrace, ignominy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

34 Moby Thesaurus words for "ignominy": abomination, atrocity, chagrin, contempt, degradation, demotion, depluming, desecration, despite, discredit, disdain, disesteem, disgrace, dishonor, displuming, disrepute, ignobility, ignominiousness, infamousness, infamy, ingloriousness, loss of honor, mortification, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, pity, profanation, sacrilege, scandal, scorn, shame, terrible thing, violation
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

IGNOMINY. Public disgrace, infamy, reproach, dishonor. Ignominy is the opposite of esteem. Wolff, Sec. 145. See Infamy.