1. [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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,
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.