undignified


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un·dig·ni·fied

 (ŭn-dĭg′nə-fīd′)
adj.
Lacking in or damaging to dignity.

undignified

(ʌnˈdɪɡnɪˌfaɪd)
adj
lacking in dignity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.undignified - lacking dignityundignified - lacking dignity      
discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"
inelegant - lacking in refinement or grace or good taste
dignified - having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance; "her dignified demeanor"; "the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman"

undignified

adjective unseemly, inappropriate, unsuitable, improper, unbecoming, unrefined, inelegant, ungentlemanly, beneath you, unladylike, indecorous, infra dig (informal), lacking dignity, beneath your dignity All this public outpouring is so undignified.
becoming, seemly, appropriate, suitable, proper, elegant, refined, dignified, decorous
Translations

undignified

[ʌnˈdɪgnɪfaɪd] ADJ [behaviour] → indecoroso, poco digno; [posture, position] → indecoroso; [person] → poco digno

undignified

[ʌnˈdɪgnɪfaɪd] adj [behaviour] → indigne
to be undignified → manquer de dignité

undignified

adj person, behaviourwürdelos; (= inelegant) way of sitting etcunelegant; he was never afraid of appearing undignifieder hatte keine Angst, seine Würde zu verlieren

undignified

[ʌnˈdɪgnɪˌfaɪd] adj (person) → senza dignità, poco dignitoso/a; (manner, action) → indecoroso/a, sconveniente
References in classic literature ?
But she could not get over the idea that to earn her living was somewhat undignified, and she was inclined to remind you that she was a lady by birth.
Oh, I know it is absurd, uncalled for, to tell you this; undignified even," she was almost weeping, "but it makes so much difference to me what you think of--of me.
The older men, who thought it undignified to amuse themselves with such nonsense, continued to lie at the opposite side of the fire, but one would occasionally raise himself on an elbow and glance at Morel with a smile.
Here was an undignified hiatus, if not a finale, to all his schemes, to the even tenor of his self-restrained, purposeful life
Friendly to all, he reserved his love for Steward alone, though he was not above many an undignified romp with the fox-terriers.
So my new concept was that manual labour was undignified, and that it didn't pay.
First the new-born child found a tortoise and from its shell contrived the lyre; next, with much cunning circumstance, he stole Apollo's cattle and, when charged with the theft by Apollo, forced that god to appear in undignified guise before the tribunal of Zeus.
The cargo had shifted somewhat, which gave the steamer a rather undignified list.
Roach only just escaped being sufficiently undignified to jump backward.
Sitting down as a level member of the dairyman's household seemed at the outset an undignified proceeding.
122] shrewd, passionate, somewhat melancholy heads, which, though they are often of peasant origin, are never by any chance undignified.
She had to run about after him, though it was rather undignified.