Part of speech: noun

An act tending to degrade or mortify; insult; affront.

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Usage examples "indignity":

  1. I could have sworn aloud at the hopeless indignity of my pose. - "The Passionate Friends", Herbert George Wells.
  2. Spare me at least this indignity! - "At the Mercy of Tiberius", August Evans Wilson.
  3. It is to be doubted whether Toby would have put up with the indignity of being forced to balance himself on the extreme point of his body were it not for Cecile. - "The Children's Pilgrimage", L. T. Meade.