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Definitions of ignominy:

  1.   An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.
  2.   Public disgrace; dishonour; infamy.
  3.   Public disgrace.
  4.   Public disgrace, as on account of dishonourable motives or conduct; shame; infamy; dishonour.
  5.   Ignominious.
  6.   a state of dishonor; " one mistake brought shame to all his family"; " suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
  7.   Public disgrace, or that which causes it.
  8.   Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy.
  9.   Loss of one's good name; public disgrace or dishonor; cause or source of disgrace.
  10.   The loss of one's good name: public disgrace: infamy.

Antonyms for ignominy:

adulation, laurels, importance, eminence, regard, compliment, reputation, ego, consequence, estimation, esteem, acclaim, weightiness, account, panegyric, celebrity, renown, report, Fame, encomium, honor, fear, mark, glory, approval, import, weight, moment, approbation, character, notoriety, applause, respect, pridefulness, odor, appreciation, sycophancy, self-esteem, plaudit, significance, repute, flattery, acclamation, pride, note, magnitude, admiration, awe, praise, momentousness, reverence, eulogy.

Quotes for ignominy:

  1. Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth. – John Milton

Usage examples for ignominy:

  1. The phrase that would measure the depth of the proposed ignominy would not come. ” – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  2. He whom the Lord helps is not confounded or put to shame by all the ignominy which the world heaps upon him. ” – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  3. Meantime the full shame of his position settled heavier and heavier upon Mr. Hildreth; his head fell slowly forward, and he seemed to be asking himself how he was to meet the possibly impending ignominy of a direct accusation. ” – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  4. He could not stand being consigned to ignominy before the footmen. ” – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. That night Potchefstroom might easily have fallen into the hands of the rebel crew, sharing the fate of the Free State towns or worse, and loyalists, both English and Dutch, must thank an ever- watchful Providence for being saved from a position of ignominy and humiliation. ” – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  6. But Ranny's departure, with all its ignominy was not by any means the worst. ” –  by
  7. As she was the duke's sister, of course the rivalry between him and de Sigognac could no longer exist; but, on the other hand, it was difficult to imagine that such a haughty, vindictive character as the young duke's could have forgotten, or forgiven, the ignominy of his first defeat at the baron's hands, and still less of the second more disastrous encounter. ” – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  8. It has been the plaything of eminent intriguers; I know of no body which ought to appear in history with greater ignominy than the Senate." ” – Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo
  9. “ For a woman there is sometimes only one possibility if she is to be saved from ignominy Serge. ” – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  10. Somewhere she had learned that the living room of a modern household was no longer called the " parlor," by those who knew, but the " drawing- room," and with the same unerring instinct she had discovered the ignominy of this early Victorian heritage. ” – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  11. I'm ready to take the money and to sign a receipt, and then to be dismissed with whatever ignominy you please. ” – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  12. Will it be one of victory or one of ignominy – Psycho-Phone Messages by Francis Grierson
  13. But above all the shame was the sense of ignominy and defeat, the feeling of intense hatred toward the man who had told him the truth. ” – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  14. How great would be the ignominy to him should he be driven to own to himself that she had not betrayed him! ” – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  15. It is ignominy alone which can punish the soul. ” – Henry IV, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  16. One of his biographers says: " Weber hated the king, of whose wild caprice and vices he witnessed daily scenes, before whose palace- gates he was obliged to slink bareheaded, and who treated him with unmerited ignominy – The Great German Composers by George T. Ferris
  17. But Douglas seemed willing totally to ignore the ignominy he had suffered; he did not even demand the capital lent on mortgage. ” – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  18. They said it was a shame and a disgrace, and that no free people would put up with the insults and ignominy which the railroads heap upon the Irish, and much more to the same effect. ” – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  19. Wherefore did he raise me high above my peers, only to plunge me into the lowest ignominy – Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck by Ludwig Tieck
  20. He had the courage to show he was worthy of this confidence, by representing to the King the ignominy of declaring that marriage, and drew from him his word, that never in his life would he do so. ” – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 10 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon