Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Archaic Unworthy.
  • adj. Obsolete Shameful; disgraceful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Unworthy, undeserving.
  • adj. disgraceful
  • adj. unbecoming

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Unworthy; undeserving; disgraceful; degrading.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unworthy.

Etymologies

Middle English indigne, from Old French, from Latin indignus : in-, not; see in-1 + dignus, worthy; see dek- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French indigne, from Latin indignus, from in- ("un-") + dignus ("worthy, dignified"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Seeing my heart is wholly his spurns love as sin indign.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Wo name, my friends? "the Mwangaza is yelling at us indign andy" This strange Syndicate that has dragged us here today has no name?

    the mission song

  • Would make the humblest penitent of sinner most indign.

    Arabian nights. English

  • M. de Narbonne, somewhat indign de la mauvaise foi, and excd des longueurs de son adversaire, was not quite so gentle with him, and I was glad to perceive that he meant to resist, in some degree at least, the exorbitant demands of his landlord.

    The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay — Volume 3

  • Sometimes I have to laugh when sportswriters and fans get all indign ...

    Dime Magazine (www.dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers

  • And the moral murder of my child is to be my punishment for daring to turn a deaf ear to the indign passion of a brute!

    The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

  • Exceeds not mine for him nor more devotion shows, but he * Seeing my heart is wholly his spurns love as sin indign. "

    Arabian nights. English

  • M. 's book against Vorstius and Arminius, and noted your zeal to deliver the majesty of God from the vain and indign comprehensions of heresy and degenerate philosophy, as you had by your pen formerly endeavoured to deliver kings from the usurpation of Rome, _perculsit illico animum_ that God would set shortly upon you some visible favour, _and let me not live if I thought not of the taking away of that man_. "

    Bacon

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