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indignity

noun [C or U]     /ɪnˈdɪɡ.nɪ.ti/ US  /-nə.t̬i/
something that causes a loss of respect for someone or for yourself: They were subjected to various indignities and discomforts, including having to get dressed and undressed in public. Clint suffered the indignity of being called 'Puppy' in front of his girlfriend.Humiliating and degrading
(Definition of indignity noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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