Indign
Indign In*dign", a. [L. indignus; pref. in- not + dignus worthy: cf. F. indigne. See {Dignity}.] Unworthy; undeserving; disgraceful; degrading. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Counts it scorn to draw Comfort indign from any meaner thing. --Trench.


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  • indign — [in dīn′] adj. [Fr indigne < L indignus < in , not + dignus, worthy: see DIGNITY] [Obs. or Old Poet.] Old Poet. Obs. 1. undeserving; unworthy 2. disgraceful …   English World dictionary

  • indign — adjective Etymology: Middle English indigne, from Anglo French, from Latin indignus Date: 14th century 1. archaic unworthy, undeserving 2. obsolete unbecoming, disgraceful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • indign — /in duyn /, adj. 1. Archaic. unworthy. 2. Obs. unbecoming or disgraceful. [1400 50; late ME indigne < MF < L indignus, equiv. to in IN 3 + dignus worthy; see DIGNITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • indign — adjective /ɪnˈdaɪn/ unworthy, undeserving See Also: indignant, indignation, indignity …   Wiktionary

  • indign — in·dign …   English syllables

  • indign — in•dign [[t]ɪnˈdaɪn[/t]] adj. 1) archaic unworthy 2) Obs. unbecoming or disgraceful • Etymology: 1400–50; ME < MF < L indignus worthy; cf. dignity …   From formal English to slang

  • indign — (ˈ)in|dīn, ənˈd adjective Etymology: Middle English indigne, from Middle French, from Latin indignus 1. archaic : unworthy, undeserving 2. obsolete …   Useful english dictionary

  • indignity — /in dig ni tee/, n., pl. indignities. 1. an injury to a person s dignity; slighting or contemptuous treatment; humiliating affront, insult, or injury. 2. Obs. disgrace or disgraceful action. [1575 85; < L indignitas unworthiness, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • indigna — INDIGNÁ, indignez, vb. I. refl. şi tranz. A fi cuprins sau a stârni indignare; a (se) necăji, a (se) supăra. – Din fr. indigner, lat. indignari. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  INDIGNÁ vb. a (se) revolta, a (se) scandaliza, (înv.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • in|dig´nant|ly — in|dig|nant «ihn DIHG nuhnt», adjective. angry at something unworthy, unjust, unfair, or mean: »She was indignant at the man who beat his horse. SYNONYM(S): incensed, provoked, displeased. ╂[< Latin indignāns, antis, present participle of… …   Useful english dictionary

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