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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: ignominie, from Latin, from ig- (as in ignorare; IGNORE) + nomen 'name, reputation'

ignominy

noun
     
ig‧no‧mi‧ny [uncountable] formal
an event or situation that makes you feel ashamed or embarrassed, especially in public [= humiliation]
ignominy of
He feared the ignominy of being exposed as a spy.

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