ignominy

[ˈɪ_ɡ_n_ə_m_ˌɪ_n_ɪ], [ˈɪɡnəmˌɪnɪ], [ˈɪɡnəmˌɪnɪ]

Definitions of ignominy:

  1.   The loss of one's good name: public disgrace: infamy. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Public disgrace. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   Ignominious. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   Public disgrace, as on account of dishonourable motives or conduct; shame; infamy; dishonour. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Public disgrace; dishonour; infamy. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   Loss of one's good name; public disgrace or dishonor; cause or source of disgrace. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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. 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
  2. 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)
  3. 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
  4. He could not stand being consigned to ignominy before the footmen. ” – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. 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
  6. But Ranny's departure, with all its ignominy was not by any means the worst. ” –  by
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. “ For a woman there is sometimes only one possibility if she is to be saved from ignominy Serge. ” – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens

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