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Below you will find the definition of ignominy, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a state of dishonor
EXAMPLES - Ignominy in a Sentence
- I didn't want to see anyone sent to his desk in ignominy. (source)
- Bryant and his family to the ignominy of arrest and prosecution. (source)
- Does McLame really want to end his life in that kind of ignominy? (source)
- Or, at least, the ignominy of a poor finish in a popularity contest? (source)
- Charlie Rangel, a 20-termer and a great guy, will go down in ignominy. (source)
- This is a "Sad and Raw portrait of 'ignominy' in American history today!" (source)
- This plan, like other American-Israeli machinations, collapsed in ignominy. (source)
- Nothing much and the ignominy will suit Bilibanana and little bro just fine. (source)
- Might it be either the top spot, or the ignominy of ... well ... nothing much? (source)
- Imagine the ignominy of the British producing better Champagne than the French. (source)
- Jerusalem, but that he would be borne thither in ignominy instead of in his magnificent chariots. (source)
- We haven't seen the likes of such rhetorical ignominy since the Stalinist and post-Stalinist trials. (source)
- Me before Pilate with every kind of ignominy, they accused Me falsely, they adjudged Me worthy of death. (source)
- But the Bridgestone is a no-cut affair, so Mr. Woods was forced to play on through the weekend for 36 more holes of ignominy (source)
- The 0-9 Lions will have musical accompaniment after all when they try to save themselves from ignominy Saturday against Brown. (source)
- In this passage for the first time appears that note of suffering and ignominy which is the lot of the true servant of Jehovah. (source)
- Why he didn't bring all this heat the day the Mitchell Report came out, putting his name in ignominy's marquee lights, is a true mystery. (source)
- Although the emirate's buyout firms have made some heavy losses, the sheikdom's financial power has saved them from the ignominy of asset sales. (source)
- For France, the treaty was a way to end its isolation after the ignominy of the 1870 Franco-Prussian war, and the success of Bismarck's policies. (source)
- There was a long, tense silence while I waited for her to say something, wondering whether I was going to be chucked out of the place with ignominy. (source)
- "Is it not a shame that this letter has found its way in all the Internet networks?" he said, calling it an "ignominy," a "shame," and "manipulation." (source)
- The patrician was executed on the ready accusation of treason, and the wife of Alexander driven with ignominy from the palace, and banished into Africa. (source)
- For the rest, it must be admitted that many who follow this noble profession are unworthy of it and only too well justify the ignominy which is levelled against the entire class. (source)
- Undeterred by the getting lost and being brought back in ignominy by the local cops, I did it again soon after (but was more careful to chart my course so that I didn't get lost). (source)
- Roughly one-and-a-half years after George W. Bush left office with abysmal approval ratings and the likelihood of historical ignominy, the Bush brand is vying once more for political relevance. (source)
- "We believe in discretion," he reiterated, for those who might be tempted to weigh the agony of bedbugs against the ignominy of being known among one's co-op or condo neighbors as a bedbug host. (source)
- The editorial goes on to talk about the "ignominy" of having the IMF in our department of finance and to recall the political peaks of recent decades which saw an end to the troubles on these isles. (source)
- The 'ignominy' would have been very preferable -- to us, at least, particularly as it need not have lasted beyond to-day, dear Georgie being quite recovered, and at his law again, and no more symptoms of small-pox in anybody. (source)
- Narrowly escaping this week's MDDOTW ignominy was New Hampshire Democrat Timothy Horrigan, who thought it'd be funny, after hearing of the plane crash that killed former Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens this week, to post on his Facebook page: (source)
- Europe was moved to act in part because the markets began to express fear not only that Greece might default on its debt, but that Portugal and Spain, whose economy is several times larger than Greece, might follow the Greeks into fiscal ignominy. (source)
- So that we may suppose this cup not to have been prepared by those honourable women, compassionating those that were to die, but on purpose by the scribes, and the other persecutors of Christ, studying to heap upon him all kind of ignominy and vexation. (source)
- The fact is that everyone is talking about the fact it's been successful, and the reason we can talk about withdrawal on success rather than withdrawal with loss and ignominy which is what we were talking about earlier is because the surge was successful. (source)
- In the name of that loyalty he must now assist in stripping his lord of a great part of what possessions remained to him, when only a short while ago he had been in high heart, setting out to bring an army to Cadwaladr's rescue, without this ignominy and loss. (source)
- Herodian, l.v. p. 192.] 59 Hierocles enjoyed that honor; but he would have been supplanted by one Zoticus, had he not contrived, by a potion, to enervate the powers of his rival, who, being found on trial unequal to his reputation, was driven with ignominy from the palace. (source)
- Severus mounted the tribunal, sternly reproached them with perfidy and cowardice, dismissed them with ignominy from the trust which they had betrayed, despoiled them of their splendid ornaments, and banished them, on pain of death, to the distance of a hundred miles from the capital. (source)
- Tish's idea was this: We would ride up while they were lunching, pretend to think them real bandits, paying no attention to them if they fired at us, as we knew they had only blank cartridges, and, having taken them prisoners, make them walk in ignominy to the nearest camp, some miles farther. (source)
- For it is easy in this way to deceive ourselves, since we thus come to think ourselves duly entitled to praise; and to this frame of mind a thousand delusions may be traced, when men are puffed up with conceit and expose themselves to ignominy and ridicule by committing the most egregious blunders. (source)
- He had learned all the horses by name and all the colours by heart, a chore he shared every day with the race-reading commentators, and from long acquaintance he could recognise most of the jockeys by their riding style alone, but still the ignominy of making a mistake flitted uneasily through his dreams. (source)
- Noting the four Secret Service guns at the edge of the stage, I took one fearful precaution: having been sucking on lozenges all day (my throat was dry and I was scheduled to sing that night at the Class Cabaret), I gathered a few into my left hand rather than risk the ignominy of being shot down as I reached into my cutaway for a pastille. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "ignominy" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 5 synonyms for ignominy.
baseness, disgrace, lowness, meanness, sordidness
We have 2 antonyms for ignominy.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (ĭgˈnə-mĭnˌē, -mə-nē)
View up to 25 definitions of ignominy from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Great personal dishonor or humiliation.
- (noun) Shameful or disgraceful action, conduct, or character.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Great dishonor, shame, or humiliation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy.
- (noun) An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Infliction of disgrace or dishonor; the state of being degraded or held in contempt; infamy.
- (noun) That which brings disgrace or shameful reproach; a cause or source of dishonor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a state of dishonor