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DIGNIFIED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dignified mean? 

DIGNIFIED (adjective)
  The adjective DIGNIFIED has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: DIGNIFIED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIGNIFIED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance

Context examples:

her dignified demeanor / the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman

Similar:

courtly; formal; stately (refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court)

distinguished; grand; imposing; magisterial (used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person)

Also:

composed (serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress)

elegant (refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style)

Antonym:

undignified (lacking dignity)


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Meaning:

Having or showing self-esteem

Synonyms:

self-respectful; self-respecting; dignified

Similar:

proud (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride)


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