undignified


undignified
adj. not dignified, not worthy of respect

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • undignified — index blatant (obtrusive), disreputable, inappropriate, inelegant, unbecoming, unprofessional, unseemly …   Law dictionary

  • undignified — 1680s, of clergy, not holding a position of dignity, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of dignify (see DIGNITY (Cf. dignity)). Meaning lacking in dignity of manner is attested from 1782 …   Etymology dictionary

  • undignified — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ appearing foolish and unseemly; lacking in dignity …   English terms dictionary

  • undignified — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • undignified — adj. undignified to + inf. (it was undignified to behave like that) * * * [ʌn dɪgnɪfaɪd] undignified to + inf. (it was undignified to behave like that) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • undignified — [[t]ʌndɪ̱gnɪfaɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone s actions as undignified, you mean they are foolish or embarrassing. It is sad to see a county confine its activities to undignified public bickering... There followed an undignified… …   English dictionary

  • undignified — UK [ʌnˈdɪɡnɪfaɪd] / US [ʌnˈdɪɡnɪˌfaɪd] adjective embarrassing or silly, in a way that will make people not respect you He looked most undignified in his pyjamas. undignified haggling over the cost of the taxi …   English dictionary

  • undignified — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very …   Collocations dictionary

  • undignified — un|dig|ni|fied [ʌnˈdıgnıfaıd] adj behaving in a way that is embarrassing or makes you look silly ▪ There was an undignified scramble for the free drinks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • undignified — un|dig|ni|fied [ ʌn dıgnı,faıd ] adjective embarrassing or silly, in a way that will make people not respect you: undignified haggling over the cost of the taxi …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • undignified — adjective behaving in a way that is embarrassing or makes you look silly: Sally made an undignified exit with her bathrobe clutched about her …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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