noun, plural ig·no·min·ies for 2.
Origin of ignominy
Examples from the Web for ignominy
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|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.
From his ignominy upon the floor Ryder hastened to interpose.The Fortieth Door|Mary Hastings Bradley
He lashed at his own impotence, for the ignominy of his position increased with his growing consciousness.King John of Jingalo|Laurence Housman
Is this a conundrum or blather, invented to hide your ignominy in a cloud of words?The Invader|Margaret L. Woods
The consequence was his expulsion from the club with ignominy.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II|Various
The very ideal of ignominy was embodied and made manifest in this contrivance of wood and iron.The Scarlet Letter|Nathaniel Hawthorne
British Dictionary definitions for ignominy
noun plural -minies
Word Origin for ignominy
Word Origin and History for ignominy
1530s, back-formation from ignominious or else from Middle French ignominie (15c.), from Latin ignominia "disgrace, dishonor" (see ignominious). Also sometimes shortened to ignomy.