noun, plural dig·ni·ties.
- person of high rank or title.
- such persons collectively.
Origin of dignity
Related Words for dignitystatus, 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 dignity
Contemporary Examples of dignity
Yet she spoke of his dignity in such an insane situation and when she touched on his pain she expressed her own on his behalf.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
Pakistan was dancing for the U.S. dollar and joined up with it without any dignity.Pakistani School Killers Want to Strike the U.S.
Sami Yousafzai, Christopher Dickey
December 17, 2014
“You can cut my hair, you can bald me, you can strip me naked and take away my dignity,” she said.A Quorum For Change: The Fight For Global LGBT Equality
December 11, 2014
But what about terminally ill patients who live in states like New York, without a Death with Dignity law?The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation
November 17, 2014
To me, what I was doing was helping them to die with dignity and love.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People
October 29, 2014
Historical Examples of dignity
Pericles has borne all his misfortunes with the dignity of an immortal.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Youth is prone to endow its opinions with all the dignity of certain knowledge.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Were I to be queen of the universe, that dignity should not absolve me from my duty to you and to my father.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
The woman was not at all of a bad sort, only her dignity was hurt.
The whole rough appearance of the man was elevated into dignity.
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).