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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indignity  \In*dig"ni*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Indignities}.  [L.  indignitas: 
  cf  F.  indignit['e].  See  {Indign}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indignity 
  n  :  an  affront  to  one's  dignity  or  self-esteem 




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