Origin of ignominious
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Examples from the Web for ignominiously
You call a halt, ignominiously, and say that you would like to rest for a minute or two.Thatcher's Economic Legacy
April 8, 2013
Its name, which once rode astride the corporate headquarters on New York's Columbus Circle, was ignominiously removed.Is Google the Next AOL?
April 14, 2009
They had ignominiously perished, and had given color to the liquid.
He broke down, however, ignominiously in his attempts with the tramway fish-horns.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
Honestly, I am restless at having been so ignominiously overcome.A Pair of Blue Eyes
Do not wait until he drags you ignominiously on the ground in tearing me from your arms.Thais
He was ignominiously dismissed like a lackey caught pilfering.The Mask
Word Origin and History for ignominiously
early 15c., from Middle French ignominieux (14c.) or directly from Latin ignominiosus "disgraceful, shameful," from ignominia "loss of a (good) name," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + nomen (genitive nominis) "name" (see name). Influenced by Old Latin gnoscere "come to know." Related: Ignominiously; ignominiousness.