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[in-dig-ni-tee] /ɪnˈdɪg nɪ ti/

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

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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