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Term: Ignominious

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Marked by shame or disgrace; deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.

Sense 1: Popular meaning

In the popular sense, ignominious refers to something that is extremely embarrassing, dishonorable, or degrading.

Example Sentences:

  1. The politician had an ignominious fall from grace after being caught in a corruption scandal.
  2. Being fired without cause was an ignominious end to her long and successful career.
  3. The team suffered an ignominious defeat in front of their home crowd.

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Sense 2: Local meaning

In a local context, ignominious can refer to something specific to a particular place or region, causing disgrace or shame within that local community.

Example Sentences:

  1. The mayor's ignominious handling of the recent crisis has made him the subject of ridicule among the local residents.
  2. The closure of the historic theater after its ignominious decline has left the local cultural scene impoverished.
  3. His ignominious behavior at the town council meeting has tarnished his reputation within the local business community.

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