One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
predicative Beneath one; demeaning.‘it was somewhat infra dig for a man in his position to be found drinking’
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
- ‘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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