1. [ adjective ] (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
Synonyms: inglorious disgraceful ignominious opprobrious black

"an ignominious retreat" "inglorious defeat" "an opprobrious monument to human greed" "a shameful display of cowardice"

Related terms: dishonorable
2. [ adjective ] giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
Synonyms: scandalous shocking disgraceful

"scandalous behavior" "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray "the most shocking book of its time"

Related terms: immoral
Similar spelling:   shamefully