ignominious
[ ig-nuh-min-ee-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Latin from French ignominieux, or Latin ignominiosus, from ignominia
Synonyms
  • disgraceful
  • embarrassing
  • shameful
Antonyms
  • respectable
Definition
marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable, humiliating
Example
The politician's public scandal was an ignominious failure.
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