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    ignominious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ignominious

    Definition
    (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

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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....

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

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

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

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.

ignorant (fellow) nominated will bring disgrace and shame

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

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