[ UK /dˈɪɡnɪti/ ]
[ US /ˈdɪɡnəti/ ]
  1. the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
    showed his true dignity when under pressure
    it was beneath his dignity to cheat
  2. high office or rank or station
    he respected the dignity of the emissaries
  3. formality in bearing and appearance
    he behaved with great dignity
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How To Use dignity In A Sentence

  • These same people also routinely said they felt comfortable with Bush as a leader with values and dignity.
  • She looks terrible, shorn of all her beauty and dignity.
  • This was the reality glossed over in television fiction; indignity, suspicion, denial of the decencies. DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION
  • Despite the challenges that prevail, our women have 'shouldered' the burdens with great resilience and dignity; and many of the successes that we claim toady, must be credited to our mothers, grandmothers, wives, aunts and sisters. Jamaica Information Service
  • He gathered himself up with as much dignity as he could muster before glaring at me.
  • Even the chief civil authority of the town was deterred from sallying forth by a remembrance of a predecessor in the provostship who had been buried in a stable mixen all but his head, to the detriment of his clothes and the still greater and more lasting hurt to his dignity. Patsy
  • Meanwhile, the sister is trying to maintain standards and dignity, washing her clothes and covering her body.
  • Oh bravissimo in chorus, and he would have danced out into the middle of the room before us all, had not Fortunata whispered in his ear, telling him, I suppose, that such low buffoonery was not in keeping with his dignity. Satyricon
  • Faces of great dignity and considerable charm.
  • We should look to the glory and splendor of the arena … Where even the most untalented one-hit-wonder will be able to regain a sliver of dignity before their untimely demise. 2010 February « The Graveyard
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