ignominy

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Etymology[edit]

From French ignominie, from Latin ignōminia, from ig- (not) + nomen (name) (prefix assimilated form of in-).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ĭg'nə-mĭn'ē, IPA(key): /ˈɪɡnəmɪni/

Noun[edit]

ignominy (plural ignominies)

  1. Great dishonor, shame, or humiliation.
    • a. 1994, Bill Watterson, Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat, Andrews McMeel, ISBN 0-83621769-1, page 168:
      Calvin: Our great plan backfired and I'm the one who got soaked! Oh, the shame! The ignominy!

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