Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lacking in or damaging to dignity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not dignified.

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  • adjective lacking in or damaging to dignity
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of undignify.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking dignity

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Examples

  • The International Skating Union is up at arms about it all, promising point reductions for what they call undignified movements.

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2002

  • “A form of language spoken by millions of people … can surely not be called undignified,” he argued, finding “real dignity … in the colloquial language of the people, not in the stilted artificial style of books.”

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • “A form of language spoken by millions of people … can surely not be called undignified,” he argued, finding “real dignity … in the colloquial language of the people, not in the stilted artificial style of books.”

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • The government felt that such a name was undignified, which may be the only time in American history that a state, city, county, river, lake, creek, or gambling casino was not given an Indian name.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • The government felt that such a name was undignified, which may be the only time in American history that a state, city, county, river, lake, creek, or gambling casino was not given an Indian name.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • You will recall the undignified use Sir Thomas More would have us put it to, and how there was no money at all in the Republic of Plato, and in that later community for which he wrote his Laws an iron coinage of austere appearance and doubtful efficacy ....

    A Modern Utopia

  • Then, recalling her undignified conduct in the ball game with him, she felt ashamed.

    'Lizbeth of the Dale

  • You will recall the undignified use Sir Thomas More would have us put it to, and how there was no money at all in the Republic of Plato, and in that later community for which he wrote his Laws an iron coinage of austere appearance and doubtful efficacy ....

    A Modern Utopia

  • The mascot by its very nature is ridiculous and relatively undignified, which is why people like them.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The Obama-friendly Washington Post described as undignified and unpresidential.

    FOXNews.com

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