bearing, conduct, or speech indicative of self-respect or appreciation of the formality or gravity of an occasion or situation.
nobility or elevation of character; worthiness: dignity of sentiments.
elevated rank, office, station, etc.
relative standing; rank.
a sign or token of respect: an impertinent question unworthy of the dignity of an answer.
person of high rank or title.
such persons collectively.
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How to use dignity in a sentence
Respect for women and the dignity of all Alaskans is our responsibility.The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time | by Kyle Hopkins and Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News | September 10, 2020 | ProPublica
Sometimes he takes money as he disappears, but mostly it seems like he’s after their dignity.“People want to believe”: How Love Fraud builds an absorbing docuseries around a romantic con man | Alissa Wilkinson | September 4, 2020 | Vox
What I know as a human being is that children should be treated with dignity and respect, no matter their nationality or the color of their skin.Why I signed a letter to Ivanka Trump urging her to protect human trafficking survivors | jakemeth | September 2, 2020 | Fortune
Altogether, this means that treating others well requires an understanding about what gives them their dignity and what things they are ultimately trying to achieve.
A Republican whose social group sees wearing a mask as shameful faces a dilemma 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 | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pakistan was dancing for the U.S. dollar and joined up with it without any dignity.
“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 | Justin Jones | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Nick Tabor | November 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And at $29.99, lighting up all sense of parental dignity and responsibility costs less than a carton of actual cigarettes.Sexy Ebola Nurse & More of the Year’s Worst Halloween Costumes | Kevin Fallon | October 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We shall recover again some or all of the steadfastness and dignity of the old religious life.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
This alone could hinder the execution of his appointment, for in other things he has excellent qualifications for the dignity.
"It's not fair, Lucy," said Mrs. Haggard reprovingly, with an attempt at matronly dignity.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
When d'Aubran entered, the Seneschal was composed and in his wonted habit of ponderous dignity.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
But that is past; and I feel, that could birth give dignity, my ancestors of Nassau reigned in this very palace!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for dignity
a formal, stately, or grave bearing: he entered with dignity
the state or quality of being worthy of honour: the dignity of manual labour
relative importance; rank: he is next in dignity to the mayor
sense of self-importance (often in the phrases stand (or be) on one's dignity, beneath one's dignity)
high rank, esp in government or the church
a person of high rank or such persons collectively
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