adjectiveinformal mainly British predicative
Beneath one; demeaning.
unseemly, demeaning, unbecoming, ungentlemanly, unladylike, unworthy, unfitting, unbefitting, degrading, debasing, cheapening, belittling, lowering, shaming, shameful, humiliating, mortifying, dishonourable, ignominious, discreditable, ignoble, inglorious, unceremonious, scandalous, disgraceful, indecent, untoward, unsuitable, abject, sorry, low, base, wretched
- ‘it was somewhat infra dig for a man in his position to be found drinking’
- ‘As Litt observes, for Armitage's aesthetic worldview, "grandiosity is infra dig."’
- ‘It seemed, in that perspective, just a little infra dig to enjoin such praise.’
Early 19th century abbreviation of Latin infra dignitatem ‘beneath (one's) dignity’.
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