Synonyms for Ignominious:


all (adjective)
black, opprobrious, inglorious, shameful, disgraceful.
disreputable (adjective)
humiliating (adjective)
embarrassing, discreditable, dishonorable, shameful, inglorious, disgraceful.
offensive (adjective)
nasty, contemptible, mean, vile, rotten, despicable.
vulgar (adjective)
sordid, undignified, revolting, repulsive, boorish, unbecoming, colloquial, inelegant, animal, garish, low, degraded, base, coarse, homespun, unrefined, tawdry, profane, chintzy, in bad taste, brutish, sleazy, rough, unseemly, cheap, tactless, common, clumsy, indelicate, rude, vulgar, brazen, cockney, idiomatic, raw, outlandish, rank, unpolished, crass, glaring, coarse-grained, ignoble, scandalous, crude, broad, obscene, offensive, barbaric, shameless, earthy, tasteless, barnyard, gaudy, philistine, gross, depraved, graceless, ill-bred, salty.


humiliating, awkward, guilty, unfortunate, painful, embarrassed. mean. discreditable, disreputable, respect. humiliating (noun)
mean, embarrassing.
ignominious (noun)
opprobrious, disgraceful, black, inglorious, shameful, dishonourable, dishonorable.

Other synonyms:

humiliating, discreditable. unfortunate, embarrassed. disreputable, embarrassing, painful. guilty, awkward. small-minded
Other relevant words:
inglorious, awkward, disreputable, painful, vile, mean, humiliating, black, opprobrious, shameful, embarrassed, nasty, dishonourable, rotten, disgraceful, embarrassing, discreditable, unfortunate, contemptible, despicable, dishonorable.

Usage examples for ignominious

  1. By daybreak he was descried in full retreat, and was hotly pursued by the English and Dutch from the city, who drove the great Alexander and his legions before them in ignominious flight. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  2. Because they declared, even at Athens, the seat of learning and refinement, the self- evident truth, that " they be no gods that are made with men's hands," and exposed to the Grecians the foolishness of worldly wisdom, and the impossibility of salvation but through Christ, whom they despised on account of the ignominious death he died. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  3. The Vizier, unmoved at his doom, surrendered himself to the officer who was to execute the Sultan's sentence; and the ignominious rope was put about his neck, when a messenger, attended by several sentinels, came running into the camp. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various