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infra dig

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adjective in·fra dig \ˈin-frə-ˈdig, -(ˌ)frä-\

Simple Definition of infra dig

  • : not appropriate for a person's social position : beneath someone's dignity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of infra dig

  1. :  being beneath one's dignity :  undignified <while his work … was financially profitable, it was just a bit infra dig — John McCarten>

Examples of infra dig in a sentence

  1. Isn't it a bit infra dig to go to a launderette when you can afford a washing machine of your own?



Did You Know?

In her autobiography, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." In other (less eloquent) words, don't put up with any treatment or situation that is unendurably infra dig. The word infra dig is used in relatively casual, sometimes sarcastic contexts (e.g., "Apparently, drugstore-purchased shampoo is too infra dig for my glamorous sister - only the most expensive salon shampoos will do!"). Infra dig is a shortened version of the Latin phrase infra dignitatem, meaning "beneath dignity."

Origin of infra dig

short for Latin infra dignitatem


First Known Use: 1824


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