1. [syn: black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ignominious \Ig`no*min"i*ous\, a. [L. ignominiosus: cf. F.
1. Marked with ignominy; incurring public disgrace;
Then first with fear surprised and sense of pain,
Fled ignominious. --Milton.
2. Deserving ignominy; despicable.
One single, obscure, ignominious projector. --Swift.
3. Humiliating; degrading; as, an ignominious judgment or
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing
disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest
records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel
Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat";
"an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful
display of cowardice" [syn: black, disgraceful,
ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
52 Moby Thesaurus words for "ignominious":
aberrant, abnormal, abominable, atrocious, criminal, delinquent,
derogatory, deviant, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable,
disreputable, evil, hardly the thing, ignoble, illegal, improper,
inappropriate, incorrect, indecorous, infamous, inglorious,
not done, not the thing, notorious, off-base, off-color,
out-of-line, sacrilegious, scandalous, seamy, shabby, shady,
shameful, shameless, shoddy, sinful, sordid, terrible, undue,
unfit, unfitting, unlawful, unpraiseworthy, unrespectable,
unrighteous, unsavory, unseemly, unsuitable, wicked, wrong,