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dignified

[ dig-nuh-fahyd ]
/ ˈdɪg nəˌfaɪd /
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adjective

characterized or marked by dignity of aspect or manner; stately; decorous: dignified conduct.

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Origin of dignified

First recorded in 1660–70; dignify + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for dignified

dignified
/ (ˈdɪɡnɪˌfaɪd) /

adjective

characterized by dignity of manner or appearance; stately

Derived forms of dignified

dignifiedly, adverbdignifiedness, noun
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