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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ignominy \Ig"no*min*y\, n.; pl. Ignominies. [L. ignominia ignominy (i.e., a deprivation of one's good name); in- not + nomen name: cf. F. ignominie. See In- not, and Name.] 1. Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy. [1913 Webster] Their generals have been received with honor after their defeat; yours with ignominy after conquest. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Vice begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy. --Rambler. [1913 Webster] Ignominy is the infliction of such evil as is made dishonorable, or the deprivation of such good as is made honorable by the Commonwealth. --Hobbes. [1913 Webster] 2. An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act. Syn: Opprobrium; reproach; dishonor. [1913 Webster]