infra dig

[in-fruh dig]
noun
beneath one's dignity.

Origin:
1815–25; < Latin infrā dignitātem

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infra dig (ˈɪnfrə ˈdɪɡ)
 
adj
informal (postpositive) beneath one's dignity
 
[C19: from Latin phrase infrā dignitātem]

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infra dig
1824, colloquial abbreviation of L. infra dignitatem "beneath the dignity of."
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infra dig
Latin infra dignitatem (beneath [one's] dignity)
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Example sentences
Cranking out freelance articles to pay off one's marquisate bill, however, is unquestionably infra dig.
Metal nameplates would be considered scandalously infra dig.
It is infra dig through a significant part of law today to take seriously the substance of law itself.
He could barely even pretend to act as if he cared about the destruction of the great city and its infra dig inhabitants.
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