- Deserving or causing public disgrace or shame: no other party risked ignominious defeatMore example sentences
- The prospect of ignominious home defeat loomed ever larger with the passing minutes, until those dramatic closing stages turned the tide.
- Moreover, he ‘leads’ the team from ignominious to defeat to ignominious defeat.
- An early intervention by elements of the US 24th Division resulted in an ignominious defeat.
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- Still, it could be worse: as I wheel my bike ignominiously towards passport control, I find some consolation in the fact that my panniers are still firmly attached to my bike, and that there isn't a Winnebago in sight..
- When McArthur was, somewhat ignominiously, booted out of south-east Asia during world war two, his parting shot was ‘I'll be back.’
- In this instance, as with many others, the outrage was more than justified by the dismal result - Stallone's remake was swept ignominiously under the carpet and should be heading straight for a video store near you very soon.
late Middle English: from French ignominieux, or Latin ignominiosus, from ignominia (see ignominy).