noun, plural in·dig·ni·ties.
Origin of indignity
Examples from the Web for indignity
Hand over the goodies or we could suffer some danger or indignity.
It doesn't make you a better person because you endured the indignity and trauma of it.On Her Own Terms: Why Brittany Maynard Has Chosen to Die|Gene Robinson|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bass once suffered the indignity of being the third hottest member of 'N Sync, widely considered to be less hot than JC Chasez.The Ice Bucket Challenge: Celebrities Promote ALS Awareness, Washboard Abs|Amy Zimmerman|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Inside, he must have been thrilled—spared the indignity of embarrassing testimony while living to fight another day.
First, however, he had to get past the indignity of his introduction by Today's Ann Curry.
But, now, it was surcharged with an indignant amazement over the indignity put upon her by the representatives of the law.Within the Law|Marvin Dana
This deference made things much easier for the night professor, who otherwise would have suffered many an indignity.The Music Master|Charles Klein
I rejoice to see that thou art free from the indignity of having any quartered upon thee.More Bywords|Charlotte M. Yonge
But the Earl took the indignity of his mere trial so much to heart, that he very unwisely fled die country.Odd Bits of History|Henry W. Wolff
His shame at the indignity heaped upon him that afternoon had been too great.The Camp Fire Girls' Larks and Pranks|Hildegard G. Frey
British Dictionary definitions for indignity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for indignity
1580s, "unworthiness," also "unworthy treatment; act intended to expose someone to contempt," from Latin indignitatem (nominative indignitas) "unworthiness, meanness, baseness," also "unworthy conduct, an outrage," noun of quality from indignus "unworthy" (see indignation). Related: Indignities.