- undeserving; unworthy
Origin of indignFrench indigne ; from Classical Latin indignus ; from in-, not + dignus, worthy: see dignity
- Archaic Unworthy.
- Obsolete Shameful; disgraceful.
Origin of indignMiddle English indigne, from Old French, from Latin indignus : in-, not; see in–1 + dignus, worthy; see dek- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle French indigne, from Latin indignus, from in- (“un-”) + dignus (“worthy, dignified”).