ignominy ignominy  /ˈɪɡ noʊ ˌmɪ ni/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a state of dishonor

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • The ignominy of being dragged into a sex scandal was too much for the Chief Minister. He tendered his resignation soon after he left the Assembly.

News

  1. Remember Lululemon’s CEO with this chart, not see-through yoga pants

    Lululemon shares are taking a beating—down 13%—after the company announced CEO Christine Day is leaving the firm. Day’s departure does smack of ignominy, as it follows the comedic recall of black Lululemon ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  2. MLB Umpires Manage To Blow Two Calls On The Same Play

    Our old pals Tony Randazzo and Jordan Baker should have another set of companions in internet ignominy today: third-base ump Cory Blaser and first-base ump Ed Hickox both blew calls in the 12th inning of Padres-Rockes last night. And each of those blown calls came on the play where the Padres scored the winning run. So why isn't the pair the target of ten thousand 140-character screeds? It's not ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Deadspin

Quotes

  1. "Our vision is to make India's economic development energy efficient," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on releasing the national plan. "Our people have a right to economic and social development and to discard the ignominy of widespread...
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Reuters

  2. Mitterrand told a news conference in Bordeaux, southwestern France, that he "will launch legal action against those who are complicit in the latest ignominy."
    on Oct 10, 2009 By: François Mitterrand Source: AFP

  3. ...a letter to Christie's, the Indian American Intellectual Forum which has joined hands with Hindu Janjagruti Samiti against Husain said the painter has gained "ignominy and notoriety" in India by painting several Hindu gods and...
    on Mar 16, 2008 By: MF Husain Source: Economic Times

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