Definition of infra dig
- while his work … was financially profitable, it was just a bit infra dig
- —John McCarten
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Isn't it a bit infra dig to go to a launderette when you can afford a washing machine of your own?
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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."
First Known Use: 1824See Words from the same year
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