Indignity

Definition of Indignity

In`dig´ni`ty
n.1.Any action toward another which manifests contempt for him; an offense against personal dignity; unmerited contemptuous treatment; contumely; incivility or injury, accompanied with insult.
How might a prince of my great hopes forget
So great indignities you laid upon me?
- Shak.
A person of so great place and worth constrained to endure so foul indignities.
- Hooker.

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aspersion, atrocity, belittling, brickbat, comedown, contempt, contumely, cut, decrial, depreciation, derogation, despite, detraction, disapproval, discourtesy, discrediting, disgrace, dishonor, disparagement, disrespect, dump, enormity, faint praise, flout, flouting, gibe, grievance, humiliation, injury, injustice, jeer, jeering, knocking, lukewarm support, minimizing, mock, mockery, obloquy, offense, outrage, put-down, putting down, reproach, scoff, scorn, scurrility, slap, slight, slighting, snub, sour grapes, taunt, uncomplimentary remark, wrong
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