American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Humiliating, degrading, or abusive treatment.
- n. A source of offense, as to a person's pride or sense of dignity; an affront.
- n. Obsolete Lack of dignity or honor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Unworthiness; shamefulness; base character or conduct.
- n. Contemptuous conduct unjustly directed toward another; any action designed to lower the dignity of another; injury accompanied with insult.
- n. Synonyms Insult, Indignity, etc. (see affront); contumely, slight, disrespect, dishonor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any action toward another which manifests contempt for him; an offense against personal dignity; unmerited contemptuous treatment; contumely; incivility or injury, accompanied with insult.
- n. an affront to one's dignity or self-esteem
- French indignité, from Old French, from Latin indignitās, from indignus, unworthy; see indign. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On Wednesday, protests broke out in the central Italian city of Bologna, where hundreds of young Italians clashed with police over what they described as the "indignity" of financial institutions that they said had put the burden of Italy's debts on younger generations.”
“For Obama, the ultimate indignity is the Times/CBS News poll in September showing that only 8 percent of Americans know that he gave 95 percent of American taxpayers a tax cut.”
“But the latest indignity is that she's completely excised any trace of Eddie Van Halen from Beat It, and for what.”
“The final indignity is that, although other DjVu readers provide for text selection, The New Yorker has removed that feature from its DjVu reader.”
“To put upon her an indignity is an unpardonable offense.”
“Roman, and what indignity is done to him will be construed an offence against the majesty of the Roman people, as they loved to speak.”
“The use of the word indignity to describe the racism of a colorblind age is a carefully chosen and measured one.”
“He recalls the indignity of the examination by Dr. Crany: “His filthy fingers sprawling over my head for such a villaneous purpose: it is abominable” (2.4.696).”
“I suppose because their indignity is a reminder of a still greater loss of dignity in myself.”
“The final indignity occurs when they have to literally fold her body around corners and doorways to get her out of the building.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘indignity’.
A complete Barron's Wordlist for GRE preparation. Your online flashcard replacement.
mostly from magoosh
Vocabulary building for my quest of GRE 2013
Looking for tweets for indignity.