Public shame or disgrace: the ignominy of being imprisoned
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- It can be fully present in failure, disgrace and ignominy.
- Barrie himself was childless, his own joyless marriage to Mary Ansell, a beautiful actress, ending in public ignominy when his wife had an affair.
- The victims must know who heaped mountain upon mountain of injustice, ignominy and humiliation upon them.
shame, humiliation, embarrassment, mortification;
disgrace, dishonor, discredit, degradation, scandal, infamy, indignity, ignobility, loss of face
Mid 16th century: from French ignominie or Latin ignominia, from in- 'not' + a variant of nomen 'name'.
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