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Daemon
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ignominious

(adjective) Marked by shame or disgrace.

Synonyms: inglorious, shameful, opprobrious, disgraceful, black

Usage: It was an old fisherman who, with immense difficulty, at last rescued us, and we were towed back in an ignominious fashion to the boat-yard.
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His wife and infant son were detained by the Romans in ignominious captivity; and this domestic misfortune tarnished the glories of

Senators, matrons, and philosophers, expired in ignominious and cruel tortures.

an ignominious fate

an ignominious peace treaty

More synonyms:

discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, infamous, louche, notorious, opprobrious, shady, shameful, shoddy, shy, unrespectable

Warning: ignominous - It's a common misspelling of ignominious.
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Bowe Robert Bergdahl's legacy may prove to be an ignominious one if the Army investigation determines that he is a deserter.

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Russia's seizure of the Crimea is just another ignominious chapter in the long and sad history of Russia.
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The show ended on an ignominious note.
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Word History: Today's Word came to us from Latin ignominia "loss of one's (good) name" via French ignominie. The Latin word consists of in- "not" + nomen, nominis "name." The replacement of the N in in- with G is usually explained as a confusion of nomen with an older form of the word, gnomen. Some believe that this older form is responsible for gnoscere "to come to know". This assumes that the words for "name" and "know" are related, an idea that is not at all far-fetched. The root of gnoscere went into the making of ignorare "to not know", source of English ignore, ignorant, and ignoramus. (Lest we fall beneath the brush of ignominy)

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