From French or Old French ignominieux, from Latin ignōminiōsus (“disgraceful”), from ignōminia (“loss of a good name, ignominy”), from ig- (“not”) + nomen (“name”) (prefix assimilated form of in-). Surface analysis ignominy + -ious.
ignominious (comparative more ignominious, superlative most ignominious)
- Marked by shame or disgrace.
- 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 6
- In sheer malignity, thinking to set back our plans and avenge himself for his ignominious expulsion, this traitor has crept here under cover of night and destroyed our work of nearly a year.
marked by shame of disgrace