ignominious ignominious  /ˌɪɡ nə ˈmɪ ni əs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The student's ignominious behavior caused embarrassment for his parents.
  2. The withdrawal of troops from Iraq was neither triumphant nor ignominious; it was solemn and measured.

News

  1. US Open Golf 2013 Leaderboard: Live Day 1 Look-in and Overall Predictions

    After a rather ignominious start, Round 1 of the 2013 US Open is underway again without much drama. Weather forced the first round to halt for about 3.5 hours, per the BBC: According to Weather.com , it looks like the rain's going to hold off until about 5 p.m. ET. Then the chances of rain hover near 45-55 percent and only rise as the evening goes on. Even if there's bad weather still ahead ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Red Bulls out of U.S. Open Cup

    BOSTON — The Red Bulls’ trophy-less run will extend for at least one more competition, booted out of the U.S. Open Cup in ignominious fashion, a 4-2 beating by the New England Revolution in a game that was nowhere near that close. Against a team the Red Bulls called mediocre...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. Bush "banished himself to the ignominious position of worst United States president ever," Byrd says.
    on Aug 11, 2008 By: Robert Byrd Source: FOXNews

  2. "What saddens me today is that any Jew who speaks out, with an independent voice, especially about the conduct of the State of Israel is regarded as a self-hating Jew. This is an ignominious and totally unsubstantiated response," said Sachs.
    on Apr 23, 2010 By: Albie Sachs Source: Independent Online

  3. GALVESTON - Calling it an "ignominious stain on our nation's history," US Sen. John McCain asked President Barack Obama on Wednesday to issue a posthumous pardon for Galveston native Jack Johnson.
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: John McCain Source: Galveston County Daily News

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