noun, plural dig·ni·ties.
- person of high rank or title.
- such persons collectively.
Origin of dignity
Related Words for dignitiesstatus, self-respect, respectability, decorum, greatness, poise, grace, virtue, decency, stature, prestige, quality, honor, grandeur, morality, etiquette, majesty, merit, culture, renown
Examples from the Web for dignities
Historical Examples of dignities
Ah,” said the ape, “is it so high that it outranks all other dignities?The Chinese Fairy Book
There commenced straightway a new dynasty of dignities and honours.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
Time enough when prizes were towed into port to stand out for dignities.Kilgorman
Talbot Baines Reed
He died, still in the enjoyment of these two dignities, in 1589.
All the dignities and all the money in the world could not remedy that.Louise de la Valliere
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for dignity
early 13c., from Old French dignite "dignity, privilege, honor," from Latin dignitatem (nominative dignitas) "worthiness," from dignus "worth (n.), worthy, proper, fitting" from PIE *dek-no-, from root *dek- "to take, accept" (see decent).