One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
predicative Beneath one; demeaning.‘she regarded playing for the Pony Club as deeply infra dig’
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, wretchedView synonyms
- ‘It seemed, in that perspective, just a little infra dig to enjoin such praise.’
- ‘As Litt observes, for Armitage's aesthetic worldview, "grandiosity is infra dig."’
Early 19th century: abbreviation of Latin infra dignitatem ‘beneath (one's) dignity’.
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