IGNOMIN'IOUS, adjective [Latin ignominiosus. See Ignominy.]
1. Incurring disgrace; cowardly; of mean character.
Then with pale fear surprised,
2. Very shameful; reproachful; dishonorable; infamous. To be hanged for a crime is ignominious Whipping, cropping and branding are ignominious punishments.
3. Despicable; worthy of contempt; as an ignominious projector.