What does the word indignity mean?

Usage examples for indignity

  1. I could have sworn aloud at the hopeless indignity of my pose. – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells
  2. Spare me at least this indignity! – At the Mercy of Tiberius by 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 by L. T. Meade