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English definition of “ignominious”


adjective uk   /ˌɪɡ.nəˈmɪn.i.əs/ literary us  
(especially of events or behaviour) embarrassing because of being a complete failure: an ignominious defeat/failure/retreatHumiliating and degrading
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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