ignominious
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪɡnəˈmɪnɪəs/
Adjective

ignominious

  1. Marked by shame or disgrace.
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 6, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473 ↗:
      In sheer malignity, thinking to set back our plans and avenge himself for his ignominious expulsion, this traitor has crept here under cover of night and destroyed our work of nearly a year.
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