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ignominious

ig·no·min·i·ous

ignominious

 
pronunciation:
ihg n mI ni s
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: characterized by or associated with disgrace, dishonor, or shame; humiliating.
The players were miserable after their ignominious loss to their much weaker opponent.
synonyms:
degrading, disgraceful, dishonorable, embarrassing, humiliating, mortifying, shameful
antonyms:
glorious
similar words:
abject, scandalous, shocking
definition 2: deserving of disgrace; contemptible.
His ignominious desertion of his needy wife and children haunted him in later years.
synonyms:
contemptible, despicable, disgraceful, ignoble, scurvy, shameful, wretched
antonyms:
admirable, honorable
similar words:
abominable, dishonorable, opprobrious, shabby, vile
derivations: ignominiously (adv.), ignominiousness (n.)