Syn. Degenerate; degraded; mean; base; dishonorable; reproachful; disgraceful; shameful; scandalous; infamous.
(Ig*no"ble), v. t. To make ignoble. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Ig*no"ble*ness), n. State or quality of being ignoble.
(Ig*no"bly), adv. In an ignoble manner; basely.
(Ig`no*min"i*ous) a. [L. ignominiosus: cf. F. ignominieux.]
1. Marked with ignominy; incurring public disgrace; dishonorable; shameful.
Then first with fear surprised and sense of pain,Milton.
2. Deserving ignominy; despicable.
One single, obscure, ignominious projector.Swift.
3. Humiliating; degrading; as, an ignominious judgment or sentence. Macaulay.
(Ig`no*min"i*ous*ly), adv. In an ignominious manner; disgracefully; shamefully; ingloriously.
(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.
Their generals have been received with honor after their defeat; yours with ignominy after conquest.Addison.
Vice begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy.Rambler.
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.
2. An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.
Syn. Opprobrium; reproach; dishonor.
(Ig"no*my) n. Ignominy. [R. & Obs.]
I blush to think upon this ignomy.Shak.
(Ig`no*ra"mus) n. [L., we are ignorant. See Ignore.]
1. (Law) We are ignorant; we ignore; being the word formerly written on a bill of indictment by a grand
jury when there was not sufficient evidence to warrant them in finding it a true bill. The phrase now
used is, "No bill," "No true bill," or "Not found," though in some jurisdictions "Ignored" is still used. Wharton
(Law Dict. ). Burn.
2. ) A stupid, ignorant person; a vain pretender to knowledge; a dunce.
An ignoramus in place and power.South.
(Ig"no*rance) n. [F., fr. L. ignorantia.]