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ignominious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ignominious

(adj) (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
Example Sentence
  • Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands
  • an ignominious retreat
  • inglorious defeat
  • an opprobrious monument to human greed
  • a shameful display of cowardice

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ignominious

IGNORANT+MINUS(negative personality)....imagine your teacher is saying that you are an ignorant and negative person...what will happen??...it will cause public disgrace and shame....
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by nileshdive

in IGNU(university) there happened a rape case which is quite disgraceful for the institution.
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by cheeka449

Its like IGnoring the oscar NOMINee .... wat a "disgrace" to him!
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by Eddy

Ignominious comes from the word IGNOble which means lacking nobility and hence bringing shame and dishonour.
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by tenzingocha

ignominious=ignorance+nomadic,remember nomadic for nomini...nomadic is generally a beggar,if he is ignored by people,he feels disgraceful,because nobody is caring him and giving him money,and that happens when he has no grace.
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ignorant (fellow) nominated will bring disgrace and shame
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by ksubbian

Ignominious sounds like enemy....and enemy is always disgraceful
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by aniketr

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by sumitbhardwaj

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