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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ignominious  \Ig`no*min"i*ous\,  a.  [L.  ignominiosus:  cf  F. 
  ignominieux.] 
  1.  Marked  with  ignominy;  in  curring  public  disgrace; 
  dishonorable;  shameful. 
 
  Then  first  with  fear  surprised  and  sense  of  pain, 
  Fled  ignominious.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Deserving  ignominy;  despicable. 
 
  One  single,  obscure,  ignominious  projector.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  Humiliating;  degrading;  as  an  ignominious  judgment  or 
  sentence.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ignominious 
  adj  :  (used  of  conduct  or  character)  deserving  or  bringing 
  disgrace  or  shame;  "Man...has  written  one  of  his 
  blackest  records  as  a  destroyer  on  the  oceanic 
  islands"-  Rachel  Carson;  "an  ignominious  retreat"; 
  "inglorious  defeat";  "an  opprobrious  monument  to  human 
  greed";  "a  shameful  display  of  cowardice"  [syn:  {black}, 
  {disgraceful},  {inglorious},  {opprobrious},  {shameful}] 




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