Definitions

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  • adv. In an undignified manner; without dignity.

Etymologies

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undignified +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Consenting to failure, the bird was compelled to alight undignifiedly a few yards away, to awkwardly jump to the fish and to eat it on the spot, for however imperious the sea-eagle is in the air, and dexterous in the seizure of a fish from the water, he cannot rise from an unimpressionable plane with his talons full.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Malone discovered that he was sitting undignifiedly on the steps.

    Out Like a Light

  • You see, here we were, two females undignifiedly twisted together, at the moment getting her into that crazy crouch-deep bodice that's like a big icecream cone, and yet here at the same time was Queen Elizabeth the First of England, three hundred and umpty-ump years dead, coming back to life in a Central

    No Great Magic

  • The metropolis of the southwest (pop. 3,012,910) died gracelessly, undignifiedly, as its blood oozed slowly away.

    Greener Than You Think

  • No more canvassing with a pump undignifiedly on my back, no more manual labor; no, bold as the thought was, not even any more direct selling for me.

    Greener Than You Think

  • When he stood still -- his stomach queasy because of weightlessness -- he found himself tilting undignifiedly forward or back -- or, with equal unpredictability, sidewise.

    Space Tug

  • They were struggling undignifiedly in the center of the room, her firm strong hands tight over his wrists as he pawed at her, trying to wrench himself away.

    Young People's Pride

  • A moment later there was a collision between them, voices were raised in angry altercation and presently Brown was rolling undignifiedly on the pavement, his calls for the police rending the stillness of the night.

    The Confessions of Artemas Quibble

  • When the clerk told him seven-thirty, he grinned and became undignifiedly loquacious.

    The Happy Family

  • One became so indifferent to correct appearances that she slid from her chair on to the deck, where she undignifiedly sprawled.

    Story of Chester Lawrence

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