Indignity definition

ĭn-dĭgnĭ-tē
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Something that humiliates, insults, or injures the dignity or self-respect; affront.
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A source of offense, as to a person's pride or sense of dignity; an affront.
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(obsolete) Lack of dignity or honor.
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The quality of being humiliating, insulting, etc.
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The definition of indignity is treatment that is humiliating, insulting or hurtful to another.

An example of indignity is a wife telling her husband he's worthless.

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An affront to one's dignity or pride.
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Humiliating, degrading, or abusive treatment.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
indignity
Plural:
indignities

Origin of indignity

  • French indignité from Old French from Latin indignitās from indignus unworthy indign

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French indignité, from Latin indignitas

    From Wiktionary