indign

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From Middle French indigne, from Latin indignus, from in- (un-) + dignus (worthy, dignified).

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indign (comparative more indign, superlative most indign)

  1. (archaic) Unworthy, undeserving.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.1:
      even th'Almightie selfe she did maligne, / Because to man so mercifull he was, / And unto all his creatures so benigne, / Sith she her selfe was of his grace indigne […].
  2. (obsolete) disgraceful
  3. (obsolete) unbecoming

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