Root Word of the Day: INDIGNITY

indignity (noun) – treatment or circumstances that cause one to feel shame; an injury to one’s dignity
BREAKDOWN: IN- (not) + DIGN- (worthy) + -ITY (quality)
dignity is a state worthy of respect or indicative of self-respect; standing or rank, especially when elevated

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This word is built on the root DIGN-, which means worthy.
Common DIGN- words include dainty and dignity.
More esoteric DIGN- words include condign.

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