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Dignity - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Dignity' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Dignity [ n.]
- The state of being worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true worth; excellence.
- Elevation; grandeur.
- Elevated rank; honorable station; high office, political or ecclesiastical; degree of excellence; preferment; exaltation.
- Quality suited to inspire respect or reverence; loftiness and grace; impressiveness; stateliness; -- said of //en, manner, style, etc.
- One holding high rank; a dignitary.
- Fundamental principle; axiom; maxim.

Meaning of 'Dignity' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . dignity [ n]
Meaning (1):
- formality in bearing and appearance
Example in sentence:
  • he behaved with great dignity
Meaning (2):
- high office or rank or station
Example in sentence:
  • he respected the dignity of the emissaries
Meaning (3):
- the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
Example in sentence:
  • it was beneath his dignity to cheat;
  • showed his true dignity when under pressure