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Meaning of INDIGNITY

Pronunciation:  in'dignitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an affront to one's dignity or self-esteem

INDIGNITY is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 See Also: affront, insult



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*dig"ni*ty\, n.; pl. {Indignities}. [L. indignitas:
cf. F. indignit['e]. See {Indign}.]
Any action toward another which manifests contempt for him;
an offense against personal dignity; unmerited contemptuous
treatment; contumely; incivility or injury, accompanied with

      How might a prince of my great hopes forget So great
      indignities you laid upon me?            --Shak.

      A person of so great place and worth constrained to
      endure so foul indignities.              --Hooker.

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