Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday word: Ignominy

Ignominy: [ig-nuh-min-ee] or [ig-nom-uh-nee]

1. Deep personal humiliation and disgrace

2. Disgraceful or dishonorable conduct, quality, or action

"I must study harder so that  I won't suffer the ignominy of failing my assessment a third time!"

Origin: First known use, 1540: from French ignominie or Latin ignominia, from in- ‘not’ + a variant of nomen ‘name.’
Tags: french, i, latin, noun, wordsmith: trellia_chan

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