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From French or Old French ignominieux, from Latin ignominiosus (“disgraceful”), from ignominia (“loss of a good name, ignominy”), from in- (“not”) + nomen (“name”).
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