Examples of indignity in a Sentence
He remembers all the indignities he had to suffer in the early years of his career.
We must endure the indignities of growing old.
He suffered the indignity of being forced to leave the courtroom.
The indignity of it all was too much to bear.
Recent Examples of indignity from the Web
The story of his career since that triumph exemplifies the caprices of literary celebrity and the indignities of old age.
But then, millions of people have experienced the indignity of fighting denied claims and have wondered if their insurer was making the process deliberately troublesome in hopes the patient would just give up and go away.
In perhaps the most harrowing indignity for the plutocrats who have made the World Economic Forum their favorite winter meeting ground, even the town’s helicopter pad was closed because of the snowstorm.
For a few months in 2015, no sufficiently famous person had to suffer the indignity of walking in an airport or onstage during a late-night show.
Flyers at Louis Armstrong International Airport are facing a new indignity Thursday evening (Jan. 18): Falling temperatures as the building's boilers don't have enough water to function.
McCaskey can build it up to be as big as a must-win for general manager Ryan Pace and justify hitting reset again if the Bears suffer the ultimate indignity with a loss to an awful 0-14 team.
One of my biggest fears heading into this election cycle was that Rolen might suffer the indignity of falling off the ballot with less than 5% of the vote, cast into oblivion like Bobby Grich, Lou Whitaker, Kenny Lofton and others.
After detailing how a veteran radio DJ lifted her skirt and grabbed her butt during a photo shoot, Taylor Swift earns praise for speaking out about the kinds of routine indignities women in the music industry are subject to.
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Origin and Etymology of indignity
First Known Use: 1581See Words from the same year
Synonymsaffront, barb, brickbat, cut, dart, dig, dis (also diss) [slang], epithet, gird, insult, name, offense (or offence), outrage, personality, poke, put-down, sarcasm, slap, slight, slur
Related Wordscatcall, gibe (or jibe), jeer, mock, quip, sneer, taunt; abuse, invective, vituperation; disapproval, opprobrium; disgrace, dishonor, shame; attack, criticism, knock, slam, swipe; torment, torture
Near Antonymsaccolade, commendation, compliment; acclaim, applause, praise; adulation, flattery
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