infra dig

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Shortened form of Latin infrā dignitātem (beneath [one's] dignity).


infra dig

  1. (colloquial) beneath one's dignity
    • 1921 [1919], H. L. Mencken, The American Language, 2nd edition, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, →ISBN, →OCLC, Preface to the Second Edition:
      It would be regarded as infra dig., I am told, for an American professor of English to concern himself too actively with the English spoken by nearly a hundred millions of his countrymen.

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