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.


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