Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “indignity”

indignity

noun [C or U] uk   /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.
(Definition of indignity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of indignity?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Humiliating and degrading, but you might be interested in these topics from the Shame and disgrace topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “indignity” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

see the light of day

When something sees the light of day, it appears for the first time.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More