noun, plural dig·ni·ties.
- person of high rank or title.
- such persons collectively.
Origin of dignity
Examples from the Web for 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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
To me, what I was doing was helping them to die with dignity and love.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People|Tim Teeman|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the contrary, His Imperial Majesty appeals to their sentiments of justice, and to the consciousness of their own dignity.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
The question being illustrated by the production of a decanter, the cabman's dignity relaxed somewhat.The Mystery of 31 New Inn|R. Austin Freeman
Slavery, however mitigated and softened, can never be in harmony with the dignity of man.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China|Evariste Regis Huc
"You do eet too much to me honor," he said, with a dignity which was worthy of his family.Love in a Cloud|Arlo Bates
If men in his position did such things, the Canon would have snorted; as it was, however, he remembered his dignity in time.People of Position|Stanley Portal Hyatt
British Dictionary definitions for dignity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for dignity
Word Origin and History 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).