undignified

adjective
un·dig·ni·fied | \ ˌən-ˈdig-nə-ˌfīd \

Definition of undignified 

: not dignified : lacking in dignity or injurious to dignity undignified behavior She did not exactly fall, but she staggered and reeled across the room in a very undignified fashion … —Lucy Maud Montgomery … she could not get over the idea that to earn her living was somewhat undignified —Somerset Maugham

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Today a video surfaced of an undignified event in which a Puerto Rican woman was brutally harassed by a bigot while an officer did not interfere. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Man harasses woman wearing Puerto Rico flag shirt," 11 July 2018 Today a video surfaced of an undignified event in which a Puerto Rican woman was brutally harassed by a bigot while an officer did not interfere. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Man harasses woman wearing Puerto Rico flag shirt," 11 July 2018 Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, posted a string of tweets Monday night calling the video ‘‘an undignified event in which a Puerto Rican woman was brutally harassed by a bigot while an officer did not interfere. Samantha Schmidt, BostonGlobe.com, "Officer resigns after video shows he watched as woman was harassed for wearing Puerto Rico shirt," 12 July 2018 Today a video surfaced of an undignified event in which a Puerto Rican woman was brutally harassed by a bigot while an officer did not interfere. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Man harasses woman wearing Puerto Rico flag shirt," 11 July 2018 Today a video surfaced of an undignified event in which a Puerto Rican woman was brutally harassed by a bigot while an officer did not interfere. Matthew Diebel, USA TODAY, "Caught on video: Man harangues woman in park for wearing Puerto Rico shirt; police officer does little to help," 10 July 2018 Steven Colbert and Anderson Cooper may have made a bad joke or acted a bit undignified. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Anderson Cooper's Eye-Roll Isn't Sexist," 12 May 2017 Inside, the drones themselves were lined up in an undignified row, their tails in the air and their bellies exposed. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "I launched a blood-delivering drone," 13 Apr. 2018 In a 2008 interview with The New York Times, he was asked about the complaint that caricatures of presidents and presidential candidates were undignified. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Robert Grossman, Illustrator With a Brash Touch, Dies at 78," 19 Mar. 2018

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1716, in the meaning defined above

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undignified

adjective
un·dig·ni·fied | \ ˌən-ˈdig-nə-ˌfīd \

Kids Definition of undignified

: lacking proper seriousness or self-control in behavior or appearance : not showing dignity undignified conduct

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