Indign - definition of indign by The Free Dictionary
1. Archaic Unworthy.
2. Obsolete Shameful; disgraceful.
[Middle English indigne
, from Old French, from Latin indignus
; see in-1
; see dek-
in Indo-European roots
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]
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.