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Definitions of dignity

  1. the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect; "it was beneath his dignity to cheat"; "showed his true dignity when under pressure" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The state of being worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true worth; excellence. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Elevation; grandeur. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Elevated rank; honorable station; high office, political or ecclesiastical; degree of excellence; preferment; exaltation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. One holding high rank; a dignitary. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Quality suited to inspire respect or reverence; loftiness and grace; impressiveness; stateliness; - said of en, manner, style, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Elevation of rank; degree of excellence; moral worth; qualities suited to inspire or command respect and reverence; stateliness of manner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The state of being worthy or dignified: elevation of mind or character: grandeur of mien: elevation in rank, place, etc.: degree of excellence: preferment: high office. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Elevation of rank or character; nobleness; high rank or office. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Grave or stately bearing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. High rank or position; distinction; excellence; worth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A dignitary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Nobleness or elevation of mind based on moral rectitude; degree of rank, either in estimation or in the order of nature; grandeur of mien; elevation of deportment; an elevated office, civil or ecelesiastical, giving a high rank in society, or the rank attached to it; the rank or title of a nobleman; one of the three parts of elocution, consisting in the right use of tropes and figures; an advantage which a planet has on account of its being in some particular place of the zodiac, or in a particular station in respect to other planets. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Nobleness or elevation of mind; true honour; grandeur of mien; an office giving high rank with jurisdiction or power; the rank or title of a nobleman. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for dignity

  1. " You do not understand," he returned, with an air of great dignity – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  2. He spoke quietly and with dignity – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
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