What does the word ignominy mean?

Usage examples for ignominy

  1. It was not until he was almost face to face with his son that he realised who it was; not until then that he felt the full force of shame, ignominy, loathing for himself. – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. I saw around it a frightful crowd, which covered me with confusion, and threw back on me the ignominy of his punishment. – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon