- characterized or marked by dignity of aspect or manner; stately; decorous: dignified conduct.
Origin of dignified
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- to confer honor or dignity upon; honor; ennoble.
- to give a high-sounding title or name to; confer unmerited distinction upon: to dignify pedantry by calling it scholarship.
Origin of dignify
Examples from the Web for dignified
He wore white gloves, a dignified long black coat, and matching pants and vest, and he carried a dark walking stick.The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate
January 7, 2015
There is certainly a lucrative yet dignified sweet spot between small time micro-brewer and soulless mass-producer.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
"Cremation is not necessary to have safe and dignified burial," Tarik Jasarevic tells me.Rage Against the Ebola Crematorium
November 11, 2014
Even at its bushiest, in the Oscar-winning seventies-set Argo, the Affleck beard remained hot and dignified.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point
September 22, 2014
If they were unable to perform any available job, they served as dignified attendants.Living With Disability in the Dark Ages
July 22, 2014
But to the uneducated eye of Andrew Lanning it was a great and dignified building.Way of the Lawless
She can be the most dignified young woman on occasion that I ever beheld.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Children never played any more under their dignified shadows.The Little Colonel
Annie Fellows Johnston
He's so dignified I wish his turban would blow off or something.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
She is mentioned as the opposite to the mild, dignified Hygd, the queen of the Getas.Beowulf
- characterized by dignity of manner or appearance; stately
- to invest with honour or dignity; ennoble
- to add distinction tothe meeting was dignified by the minister
- to add a semblance of dignity to, esp by the use of a pretentious name or titleshe dignifies every plant with its Latin name
Word Origin and History for dignified
past participle adjective from dignify; 1660s in sense "ranking as a dignitary;" 1812 in sense "having a dignified manner."