Definition of indignity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈdɪɡnəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdɪɡnəti//
[uncountable, countable] (pl. indignities) Embarrassment
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indignity (of something/of doing something) a situation that makes you feel embarrassed or ashamed because you are not treated with respect; an act that causes these feelings synonym humiliation The chairman suffered the indignity of being refused admission to the meeting. the daily indignities of imprisonment See related entries: Embarrassment Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French indignité or Latin indignitas, from indignari ‘regard as unworthy’.
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