1. Archaic Unworthy.
2. Obsolete Shameful; disgraceful.

[Middle English indigne, from Old French, from Latin indignus : in-, not; see in-1 + dignus, worthy; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. undeserving; unworthy
2. unseemly; disgraceful
3. not deserved
[C15: from Old French indigne, from Latin indignus unworthy, from in-1 + dignus worthy; see dignity]
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1. Archaic. unworthy.
2. Obs. unbecoming or disgraceful.
[1400–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin indignus worthy; compare dignity]
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Where the court poets of the reigns of James I and Charles I had for the most part considered trade to be 'a thing ignoble and indign for a king', Charles II was praised for his role in encouraging and advancing trade.
for Desdemona, then "all indign and base adversities / Make head
Let housewives make a skillet of my helm, And all indign and base adversities Make head against my estimation.