Definition of "dignity" []

  • The quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect. (noun)
  • Inherent nobility and worth: the dignity of honest labor. (noun)
  • Poise and self-respect. (noun)
  • Stateliness and formality in manner and appearance. (noun)
  • The respect and honor associated with an important position. (noun)
  • A formal, stately, or grave bearing (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The state or quality of being worthy of honour (noun)
  • Relative importance; rank (noun)
  • Sense of self-importance (often in the phrases stand (or be) on one's dignity, beneath one's dignity) (noun)
  • High rank, esp in government or the church (noun)
  • A person of high rank or such persons collectively (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dignity" in a sentence
  • "They will soon realize that the best way to regain dignity is to call us what we are — an army of occupation — and force our withdrawal."
  • ""She has brought the word dignity to new heights by her courage," Pelosi said."
  • "I use the word dignity in a tongue-in-cheek way, because I realized I hadn't come far in the past 31 years when it comes to letting go of summer without wrapping my body around it and holding on for dear life."