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English definition of “indignity”

indignity

noun [C, U]     /ɪnˈdɪɡnəti/
a situation that makes you lose respect or look silly, or the feeling of shame and embarrassment it gives you: [+ of + doing sth] They suffered the indignity of being searched like common criminals.Humiliating and degrading
(Definition of indignity noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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