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Word of the Day 10/23/16 Ignominy

Ignominy (noun)
ignominy [ig-nuh-min-ee, ig-nom-uh-nee]


noun, plural ignominies for 2.
1. disgrace; dishonor; public contempt.
2. shameful or dishonorable quality or conduct or an instance of this.


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1. disrepute, discredit, shame, obloquy, opprobrium. See disgrace.

Antonyms
1. credit, honor.

Origin: 1530-40; < Latin ignōminia, equivalent to ig- (for in- in-, apparently by association with ignōbilis ignoble, ignōtus unknown, etc.; cf. cognomen) + nōmin- (stem of nōmen) name + -ia -y

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