indignity

[in-dig-ni-tee]
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.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin indignitās unworthiness, equivalent to indign(us) indign + -itās -ity


1. outrage. See insult.
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indignity (ɪnˈdɪɡnɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  injury to one's self-esteem or dignity; humiliation
2.  obsolete disgrace or disgraceful character or conduct

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Example sentences
Now, because of her incredible accomplishments she must be subjected to tests, public humiliation and indignity to split hairs.
The tort is clearly not intended to provide legal redress for every slight insult or indignity that one must endure.
Idle industries have cast workers into unemployment, causing human misery and personal indignity.
They must endure the indignity of having their tails yanked and their mouths
  pried open during the interview.
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