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 ?
I would still be merrily disposed at times; and as my pleasures were (to say the least) undignified, and I was not only well known and highly considered, but growing towards the elderly man, this incoherency of my life was daily growing more unwelcome.
I am sure, on the other hand, that he was acutely miserable; and he betrayed his sufferings by a perfectly silly and undignified access of temper, during which he broke his pipe in several pieces, threw his brandy and water in the fire, and employed words which were very plain although the drift of them was somewhat vague.
It suddenly seemed to me that this commonplace, prosaic tea was horribly undignified and paltry after all that had happened, and I blushed crimson.
It belongs only to the French--though a few other Europeans have elaborated their forms so well as to be able to figure with extreme dignity, and yet be wholly undignified persons.
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." Her voice had grown very low and agitated.
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.
His quarrel is not with women--what indeed could be more undignified?--it is with those who would destroy the natural relationship between the sexes, by modifying either the one or the other with a view to making them more alike.
I don't like this cobbling sort of business --I don't like it at all; it's undignified; it's not my place.
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.