- diglycolic acid,
Origin of dignified
verb (used with object), dig·ni·fied, dig·ni·fy·ing.
Origin of dignify
Examples from the Web for dignified
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|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Cremation is not necessary to have safe and dignified burial," Tarik Jasarevic tells me.
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|Tim Teeman|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If they were unable to perform any available job, they served as dignified attendants.
Even M. Night Shyamalan would be surprised: They were dignified all along?!Is ‘The Interview’ About to Launch a Nuclear Sequel War?|Kevin Bleyer|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The proud Miss Althea Beekman, the dignified descendant of a long line of ancestors, turned red.By Advice of Counsel|Arthur Train
Both sisters were learned, dignified, and strict disciplinarians.Mary-'Gusta|Joseph C. Lincoln
As he hastened up the little drive, his walk, usually so dignified and elastic, became a shamble.The Yellow House|E. Phillips Oppenheim
How could my mess-mates possibly go on the quarter-deck, and assist to receive the dignified personage?Rattlin the Reefer|Edward Howard
Soon he was nestled at the feet of the dignified president, and, resting his head upon his knees, dropped asleep.Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee|(His Son) Captain Robert E. Lee
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for dignify
past participle adjective from dignify; 1660s in sense "ranking as a dignitary;" 1812 in sense "having a dignified manner."
mid-15c., from Middle French dignifier, from Medieval Latin dignificare "make worthy," from Latin dignus (see dignity) + -ficare, from facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Related: Dignification; dignified; dignifying.