The recent ignominious defeat for John McEnroe's much touted Davis Cup team underlined the problem.
After Germany's ignominious defeat in World War I, Hitler made Germans feel good for ten years, anyway.
The prospect of ignominious home defeat loomed ever larger with the passing minutes, until those dramatic closing stages turned the tide.
While Scotland will be nervous of repeating their previous ignominious performance, at least Vogts' men will have their supporters behind them.
To rub salt in the wound Germany then took second place in the section with a similar margin of victory as they capped possibly the most ignominious week in the history of English sport.
Council sporting officials thought children could be psychologically damaged by the trauma of an ignominious drubbing at the hands of more gifted players.
Why then has the Nice treaty ratification ended in such ignominious defeat?
U.S. forces completed an ignominious withdrawal from bases in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Ulysses is a terrible novel and deserves to die an ignominious death.
Such is the suffering, ignoble and ignominious , it inflicts on the viewers.