ig·no·mi·ny /ˈɪgnəˌmɪni, məni ||ɪgˈnɑməni/
Ig·no·min·y n.; pl. Ignominies
1. Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy.
Their generals have been received with honor after their defeat; yours with ignominy after conquest. --Addison.
Vice begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy. --Rambler.
Ignominy is the infliction of such evil as is made dishonorable, or the deprivation of such good as is made honorable by the Commonwealth. --Hobbes.
2. An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.
Syn: -- Opprobrium; reproach; dishonor.
n : a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his
family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
[syn: shame, disgrace]