Ignominious is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of ignominious, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
EXAMPLES - Ignominious in a Sentence
- He dies an ignominious death -- killed by a train. (source)
- His lack of veracity makes him ignominious to thisdate. (source)
- Um, typing too fast for my old brain ... make that 'ignominious' (source)
- Barely a week after an ignominious end to his career at Tribune Co., (source)
- "ignominious," but he records in the same sentence his own judgment that (source)
- Senators, matrons, and philosophers, expired in ignominious and cruel tortures. (source)
- Joe Lieberman was considered for this ignominious award, as was Rod Blagojevich. (source)
- The book was fact-checked and his lack of veracity makes him ignominious to thisdate. (source)
- He had certainly written "ignominious," -- that was what his informants had suggested. (source)
- The latter experiment in managing for margins looks to be coming to an ignominious end. (source)
- Ash Wednesday recalls our ignominious, earthly origins, Easter looks forward to our eternity. (source)
- Yet the world has changed since 1992, when markets forced an ignominious devaluation on the pound. (source)
- A sudden uprising of the city forced the Empress to "ignominious" flight, leaving her baggage behind. (source)
- Many rulings of this same court might well qualify for the tag ignominious if it's history we be reviewing. (source)
- And former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who led the attack brigade, was in an ignominious battle for fourth place. (source)
- The ignominious 3-2 defeat knocked the Azzurri out of the World Cup at the Group Stage for the first time since 1974. (source)
- The doubtful word "ignominious" seemed to stand out of the paragraph before him; it certainly WAS a strong expression! (source)
- He has now earned the ignominious fate of a public "court martial" in polling places all across America on November 4th. (source)
- The Cardinals suffered some ignominious losses early to Western Kentucky (12 seed in the South), Minnesota (10 East), and UNLV. (source)
- His wife and infant son were detained by the Romans in ignominious captivity; and this domestic misfortune tarnished the glories of (source)
- Notwithstanding the presence of the French troops, who by the treaty concluded at Florence, on terms ignominious for Naples, occupied several (source)
- The vast majority of Survivors who have scored the hidden immunity idol went on to slink out of there in ignominious defeat for not having played it. (source)
- Since that ignominious meltdown against the Heat, in series that they should've won, the Mavericks have lost three of the past four years in the first round. (source)
- The AP reported that Kendra retreated to the back of her luxury suite after her husband's ignominious play and she was later snapped leaving the game in tears. (source)
- The team dispersed in ignominious defeat, and it was not until after dark that the dogs came sneaking back, one by one, by meekness and humility signifying their fealty to White (source)
- The team dispersed in ignominious defeat, and it was not until after dark that the dogs came sneaking back, one by one, by meekness and humility signifying their fealty to White Fang. (source)
- The fact that they haven't speaks volumes about her potential future performance in office, and foreshadows an end to her campaign as ignominious as her departure from Hewlett Packard. (source)
- And with this developing in ignominious as well as PageRank you can save in perspective to apprehend your background in culminate unambiguous exhilarated in those Search Locomotive Results. (source)
- If we don't come to our senses and get our deeply misguided priorities back in order, America engaging in nation building wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could easily join that ignominious list. (source)
- Either way, Rangel faces an ignominious day -- even a last-minute settlement would result in the release of new details about the allegations against him and some form of public admission by the lawmaker of his wrongdoing. (source)
- The ignominious decline of one-time Hollywood golden boy Shyamalan continues with this badly acted, badly written and badly rendered futuristic 3D fantasy, in which a young boy is found to have control over all the elements. (source)
- But before her now clearly ignominious fade-out at eBay (Whitman successfully hid the shoving incident and expensive settlement until the New York Times revealed it earlier this year), Whitman had a great run followed by a disastrous run. (source)
- "The Fall of the House of Walworth" is predicated on a pretty iffy premise: that the Walworth family had some place to fall from and that the general public must be both well acquainted with the Walworths and suitably awed and distressed by their ignominious end. (source)
- In the ignominious tradition of Hulk Hogan becoming Hollywood Hogan, discarding his iconic gold unitard, and proving the depth of his conversion to evil-doing by dyeing his stubble black -- LeBron emerged from his time at the Greenwich Boy's Club as villain number one. (source)
- He was branded with every contemptible sin that she knew, she ached to have him suffer, and (unaware of the contusions and extravasations administered by Mr. O'Connor) tried to console herself by recalling the ignominious condition of Geoffrey in the hands of the truculent gentlemen at Highgate. (source)
- Woerth, meanwhile, denounced the revelations as "ignominious" attempts by the Socialist opposition to destabilize his retirement mission and suggested that women's liberation was being set back by insinuations that his wife got her job because Bettencourt's money managers were trying to curry favor with the ministry. (source)
- 91 The light brigantines of the Greeks were scattered in ignominious flight: the nine castles of the Venetians maintained a more obstinate conflict; seven were sunk, two were taken; two thousand five hundred captives implored in vain the mercy of the victor; and the daughter of Alexius deplores the loss of thirteen thousand of his subjects or allies. (source)
- For the sake of all involved I hope that General Petraeus is wise enough to recognize the shortcomings of McChrystal's approach, but I fear that he, with the full support of the President and most of his national security team, will continue to fine-tune an instrument which has no business being used in Afghanistan while marching towards an ignominious end. (source)
- Despite the American mainstream media that continues to treat us like children by "protecting" us from certain debates and conversations, it is only by discussing these questions in free and fair forums that we can avoid the pitfalls of becoming the victims of religious ideologues who pushed such an esteemed and legendary journalist as Helen Thomas into her ignominious end. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 48.0, which suggests that "ignominious" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 6 synonyms for ignominious.
discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, embarrassing, inglorious, shameful
We have 1 antonym for ignominious.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of ignominious from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Marked by shame or disgrace: "It was an ignominious end ... as a desperate mutiny by a handful of soldiers blossomed into full-scale revolt” ( Angus Deming).
- (adjective) Deserving disgrace or shame; despicable.
- (adjective) Degrading; debasing: "The young people huddled with their sodden gritty towels and ignominious goosebumps inside the gray-shingled bathhouse” ( John Updike).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Marked by shame or disgrace.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Marked with ignominy; incurring public disgrace; dishonorable; shameful.
- (adjective) Deserving ignominy; despicable.
- (adjective) Humiliating; degrading.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Marked with ignominy; incurring or attended with disgrace; degrading; shameful; infamous: as, ignominious punishment; ignominious intrigues.
- (None) Deserving ignominy; despicable in character; contemptible.
- (None) Synonyms Disgraceful, opprobrious, disreputable. See ignominy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame