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 for Ignominy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ignominy \Ig"no*min*y\, n.; pl. Ignominies. [L. ignominia
     ignominy (i.e., a deprivation of one's good name); in- not +
     nomen name: cf. F. ignominie. See In- not, and Name.]
     1. Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy.
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              Their generals have been received with honor after
              their defeat; yours with ignominy after conquest.
                                                    --Addison.
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              Vice begins in mistake, and ends in ignominy.
                                                    --Rambler.
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              Ignominy is the infliction of such evil as is made
              dishonorable, or the deprivation of such good as is
              made honorable by the Commonwealth.   --Hobbes.
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     2. An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.
  
     Syn: Opprobrium; reproach; dishonor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ignominy
      n 1: a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his
           family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
           [syn: shame, disgrace, ignominy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "ignominy":
     abomination, atrocity, chagrin, contempt, degradation, demotion,
     depluming, desecration, despite, discredit, disdain, disesteem,
     disgrace, dishonor, displuming, disrepute, ignobility,
     ignominiousness, infamousness, infamy, ingloriousness,
     loss of honor, mortification, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, pity,
     profanation, sacrilege, scandal, scorn, shame, terrible thing,
     violation
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  IGNOMINY. Public disgrace, infamy, reproach, dishonor. Ignominy is the 
  opposite of esteem. Wolff, Sec. 145. See Infamy. 
  
  

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