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DIGNITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dignity mean? 

DIGNITY (noun)
  The noun DIGNITY has 3 senses:

1. the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
2. formality in bearing and appearance
3. high office or rank or station

  Familiarity information: DIGNITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIGNITY (noun)


Sense 1dignity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

dignity; self-regard; self-respect; self-worth; self-esteem

Context examples:

it was beneath his dignity to cheat / showed his true dignity when under pressure

Hypernyms ("dignity" is a kind of...):

pride (the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards)


Sense 2dignity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formality in bearing and appearance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

gravitas; lordliness; dignity

Context example:

he behaved with great dignity

Hypernyms ("dignity" is a kind of...):

bearing; comportment; mien; presence (dignified manner or conduct)


Sense 3dignity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

High office or rank or station

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

he respected the dignity of the emissaries

Hypernyms ("dignity" is a kind of...):

position; status (the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society)


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