Indignities



[in-dig-ni-tee] /ɪnˈdɪg nɪ ti/

noun, plural indignities.
1.
an injury to a person’s dignity; slighting or contemptuous treatment; humiliating affront, insult, or injury.
2.
Obsolete. disgrace or disgraceful action.
/ɪnˈdɪɡnɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
injury to one’s self-esteem or dignity; humiliation
2.
(obsolete) disgrace or disgraceful character or conduct
n.

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.

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