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indignity

[ in-dig-ni-tee ]
/ ɪnˈdɪg nɪ ti /
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noun, plural in·dig·ni·ties.

an injury to a person's dignity; slighting or contemptuous treatment; humiliating affront, insult, or injury.
Obsolete. disgrace or disgraceful action.

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Origin of indignity

First recorded in 1575–85; from Latin indignitās “unworthiness,” equivalent to indign(us) “undeserving, unworthy”( see indign) + -itās -ity
1. See insult.
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British Dictionary definitions for indignity

indignity
/ (ɪnˈdɪɡnɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

injury to one's self-esteem or dignity; humiliation
obsolete disgrace or disgraceful character or conduct
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