ignominious

[ ig-nuh-min-ee-uhs ]
/ ˌɪg nəˈmɪn i əs /

adjective

marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable; humiliating: an ignominious retreat.
bearing or deserving ignominy; contemptible.

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Origin of ignominious

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word ignōminiōsus.See ignominy, -ous

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