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ignominy

ig·no·min·y

ignominy

 
 
pronunciation:
Ig n mI ni
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part of speech: noun
inflections: ignominies
definition 1: the condition of being in disgrace or dishonor; humiliation.
Their father's ignominy as a convicted war criminal had profound effects on them as they grew up.
antonyms:
glory, honor
similar words:
contempt, disgrace, dishonor, odium, opprobrium, scandal, shame
definition 2: behavior or a quality that merits disgrace or dishonor.
similar words:
opprobrium, scandal
Word Parts
The word ignominy contains the following parts:
ig- Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix ig- occurs in Latin loanwords and in words formed using Latin roots. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with "n," such as "nom." See in-2.
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nom1, nomin, nomen Latin root that means name
synonyms:
onomas, onomat, onym