1. Marked with ignominy; incurring 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.
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]