indignity

  • 1 indignity — in·dig·ni·ty /in dig nə tē/ n pl ties: persistent and intolerable behavior toward a spouse esp. as a manifestation of settled estrangement Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. indignity …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 indignity — (n.) 1580s, unworthiness, also unworthy treatment; act intended to expose someone to contempt, from L. indignitatem (nom. indignitas) unworthiness, meanness, baseness, also unworthy conduct, an outrage, noun of quality from indignus unworthy (see …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 indignity — *affront, insult Analogous words: injury, wrong, *injustice, grievance: offending or offense, outraging or outrage (see corresponding verbs at OFFEND) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 indignity — [n] embarrassment, humiliation abuse, affront, backhanded compliment*, contumely, discourtesy, dishonor, disrespect, grievance, injury, injustice, insult, obloquy, opprobrium, outrage, put down*, reproach, slap*, slight, slur, snub, take down*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 indignity — ► NOUN (pl. indignities) ▪ treatment or circumstances that cause one to feel shame or to lose one s dignity …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 indignity — [in dig′nə tē] n. pl. indignities [L indignitas, unworthiness, vileness: see IN 2 & DIGNITY] 1. something that humiliates, insults, or injures the dignity or self respect; affront 2. Obs. a) unworthiness or disgrace …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 indignity — in|dig|ni|ty [ınˈdıgnıti] n plural indignities [U and C] a situation that makes you feel very ashamed and not respected ▪ The prisoners were subjected to all sorts of indignities. the indignity of (doing) sth ▪ Two of the diplomats suffered the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 indignity — UK [ɪnˈdɪɡnətɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms indignity : singular indignity plural indignities a situation that makes you feel embarrassed or ashamed The team had to suffer the indignity of being booed by their own supporters …

    English dictionary

  • 10 indignity — n. 1) to inflict an indignity on 2) to suffer indignities * * * [ɪn dɪgnɪtɪ] to inflict an indignity on to suffer indignityies …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 indignity — [[t]ɪndɪ̱gnɪti[/t]] indignities N VAR: oft the N of ing/n If you talk about the indignity of doing something, you mean that it makes you feel embarrassed or unimportant. [FORMAL] Later, he suffered the indignity of having to flee angry protesters …

    English dictionary

  • 12 indignity — noun (C, U) a situation that makes you feel very ashamed, unimportant, and not respected: She suffered many such indignities during her years with their family. | the indignity of: At least the general was spared the indignity of a public trial …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 indignity — Insult; an affront to one s sensibilities. An affront to self respect. Conduct humiliating to another. A matter of compensatory, rather than punitive or exemplary, damages. 22 Am J2d Damg § 197. Unmerited contemptuous conduct; any act towards… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 14 indignity — in|dig|ni|ty [ ın dıgnəti ] noun count or uncount a situation that makes you feel embarrassed or ashamed: The team had to suffer the indignity of being booed by their own supporters …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 indignity — noun the indignity of being dumped by one s wife Syn: shame, humiliation, loss of self respect, loss of pride, loss of face, embarrassment, mortification, ignominy; disgrace, dishonor, stigma, discredit; affront, insult, abuse, mistreatment,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 indignity — n. (pl. ies) 1 unworthy treatment. 2 a slight or insult. 3 the humiliating quality of something (the indignity of my position). Etymology: F indigniteacute or L indignitas (as INDIGNANT) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 indignity — noun (plural ties) Etymology: Latin indignitat , indignitas, from indignus Date: 1581 1. a. an act that offends against a person s dignity or self respect ; insult b. humiliating treatment 2. obsolete lack or loss of dignity or honor …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 indignity — /in dig ni tee/, n., pl. indignities. 1. an injury to a person s dignity; slighting or contemptuous treatment; humiliating affront, insult, or injury. 2. Obs. disgrace or disgraceful action. [1575 85; < L indignitas unworthiness, equiv. to… …

    Universalium

  • 19 indignity — noun /ɪnˈdɪɡ.nə.ti/ a) degradation, debasement or humiliation b) an affront to ones dignity or pride …

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  • 20 indignity — Synonyms and related words: abuse, affront, aspersion, atrocity, belittling, brickbat, comedown, contempt, contumely, cut, decrial, depreciation, derogation, despite, detraction, disapproval, discourtesy, discrediting, disgrace, dishonor,… …

    Moby Thesaurus