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undignified

Line breaks: un|dig¦ni|fied
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈdɪɡnɪfʌɪd
 
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Definition of undignified in English:

adjective

Appearing foolish and unseemly; lacking in dignity: an undignified exit
More example sentences
  • I tried to get my hands on it at every available opportunity and drove it in a highly undignified manner (sorry, Dad).
  • It's rough and demanding and I feel it would be undignified and demeaning for the fair sex to be taking part in such a spectacle.
  • The kill is no better, as a fox will be torn to shreds by the hounds, thus completing a miserable and undignified exit for the animal.
Synonyms
unseemly, demeaning, unbecoming, ungentlemanly, unladylike, unworthy, unfitting, unbefitting, degrading, debasing, cheapening, belittling, lowering, shaming, shameful, humiliating, mortifying, dishonourable, ignominious, discreditable, ignoble, inglorious, unceremonious, scandalous, disgraceful, indecent, untoward, unsuitable, abject, sorry, low, base, wretched
informal infra dig

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