indign

adjective

in·​dign in-ˈdīn How to pronounce indign (audio)
1
archaic : unworthy, undeserving
2
obsolete : unbecoming, disgraceful

Word History

Etymology

Middle English indigne, from Anglo-French, from Latin indignus

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of indign was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near indign

Cite this Entry

“Indign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indign. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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