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English definition of “ignominious”


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