from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or expressing dignity.

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  • adj. respectable
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dignify.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Marked with dignity; stately.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exalted; honored; invested with dignity: as, the dignified clergy.
  • Marked with dignity; noble; grave or stately: as, dignified conduct or manner.
  • Synonyms Elevated, majestic, imposing, august, lofty, grave.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance
  • adj. having or showing self-esteem


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  • You certainly bring new meaning to the term dignified burial.

  • In separate remarks to the Al-Arabiya television network, Mr. Saleh said he is prepared to step down "within a few hours" if his opponents guarantee him what he calls a "dignified departure."

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  • A spokesman for the Democrat tells CNN an announcement is expected the week of December 4th after what he calls a dignified selection process.

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  • BLITZER: And the fact, Bill, that the president said he's conducted this nearly two-year investigation in what he called a dignified manner, that sort of would undermine any effort that the president's supporters might have if he comes forward with indictments to go after the special prosecutor.

    CNN Transcript Oct 14, 2005

  • They scoff at them, not because they think them not supported by credible testimony, but because they are not what they call dignified, refined, and just such as they should have supposed all things to be that come from God.

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  • Peters said Sunday's events, which he described as dignified, were designed with input from students in Cole Hall during the shooting and family members of the deceased.


  • Whether or not this was once of the reasons to remain dignified during economic depression, one vital principle remains to shed further light on keeping a stiff upper lip.

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  • No one begrudges former Prime Ministers the right to live in dignified circumstances after departing from their office, provided they do not leave that office in disgrace.

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  • The word dignified is not the first word that comes to mind here.

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  • Instead, the acerbic, perverse, and preternaturally compelling narrator of The Rules of Engagement revels in dignified misery, dismissing those who yearn for happiness as either monstrous or emotionally stunted.

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