infra dig

infra dig
adjective Etymology: short for Latin infra dignitatem Date: 1824 being beneath one's dignity ; undignified <
while his work…was financially profitable, it was just a bit infra dig — John McCarten

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • infra dig — [in΄frə dig′] n. [< L infra dig(nitatem)] Informal beneath one s dignity …   English World dictionary

  • infra dig. — infra dig. 1824, colloquial abbreviation of L. infra dignitatem beneath the dignity of …   Etymology dictionary

  • infra dig — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ beneath one s dignity; demeaning. ORIGIN Latin infra dignitatem beneath dignity …   English terms dictionary

  • infra dig — predic.adj. colloq. beneath one s dignity; unbecoming. Etymology: abbr. of L infra dignitatem * * * infra dig [ˌɪnfrə ˈdɪɡ] [ˌɪnfrə ˈdɪɡ] adjective not before noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • infra dig — This Latin phrase, an abbreviation of infra dignitatem, means beneath one s dignity, undignified, and is pronounced IN frah DIG : The winner of the prize considered it infra dig to accept it …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • infra dig —    (IN frah DIG) [Latin: a shortened form of infra dignitatem] Beneath one’s dignity.    So even if the Great Analyzer would have found a laying on of hands infra dig, he could at least have prescribed the new home remedy and found out if it… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • infra dig — adjective (not before noun) informal BrE below the standard of social behaviour that is suitable for a person of your class or rank: It s a bit infra dig for her to wear jeans on such a formal occasion …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • infra dig — /in freuh dig / beneath one s dignity. [1815 25; < L infra dignitatem] * * * …   Universalium

  • infra dig — in•fra dig [[t]ˈɪn frə ˈdɪg[/t]] adj. fot beneath one s dignity • Etymology: 1815–25; < L infrā dignitātem …   From formal English to slang

  • infra dig — /ɪnfrə ˈdɪg/ (say infruh dig) adjective Colloquial beneath one s dignity. {abbreviation Latin infrā dignitātem} …   Australian English dictionary

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