Meaning of ignominy

ig•no•min•y

Pronunciation: (ig'nu-min"ē, ig-nom'u-nē), [key]
— pl. -min•ies
  1. disgrace; dishonor; public contempt.
  2. shameful or dishonorable quality or conduct or an instance of this.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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