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Meaning of ignominious

ig•no•min•i•ous

Pronunciation: (ig"nu-min'ē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable; humiliating: an ignominious retreat.
  2. bearing or deserving ignominy; contemptible.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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