disgrace; dishonor; public contempt.
shameful or dishonorable quality or conduct or an instance of this.
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How to use ignominy in a sentence
One invader exits in ignominy, another force celebrates its triumph.
When it comes to American cyclists, however, there are fewer household names to choose from, and so your mind goes right to Lance Armstrong, who won the Tour de France an unprecedented seven times…only to be stripped of all his titles in ignominy.
The best thing might be to let him simply leave in ignominy.
The Avengers are assembling to protect Chris Pratt from the ignominy of being declared the worst of the Hollywood Chrises.How Chris Pratt became the internet’s least favorite Chris | Constance Grady | October 22, 2020 | Vox
That is, they got the ignominy, and McAuliffe got the proceeds.Stuffy Old Men: Region, Religion, Race and Class Define and Buffet GOP | Lloyd Green | March 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Carl is repaid for his worldliness with failure and ignominy.
Then, the German loan would catapult him to ignominy, not fame.
The people who put guns into the hands have a share of that ignominy.
Her cousin had only forced a solemn promise from her with the intention of covering her own ignominy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
He had to hold himself from the ignominy of flight; he rose to cut his way out, making an effort to strike with precision.Hilda | Sarah Jeanette Duncan
On a quarrel between him and the Swiss Valet de Chambre, both were dismissed, the one with honour, the other with ignominy.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
By what law, then, do we act, when we treat with so much contempt women fallen into ignominy?My Ten Years' Imprisonment | Silvio Pellico
Upon them, at least, would not fall the ignominy of having been led into the simplest of traps by this white-faced Delilah.The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for ignominy
disgrace or public shame; dishonour
a cause of disgrace; a shameful act
- ignominious, adjective
- ignominiously, adverb
- ignominiousness, noun
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