dignified

adjective
dig·​ni·​fied | \ ˈdig-nə-ˌfīd How to pronounce dignified (audio) \

Definition of dignified

: showing or expressing dignity a dignified manner looking dignified in a suit and tie

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Examples of dignified in a Sentence

She has a kind but dignified manner. He looked very dignified in his new suit. The hotel's lobby is dignified but inviting.
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Willful Mars makes his way into passionate Leo on Monday, infusing a new dignified manner into our actions. Venus Australis, refinery29.com, "Your Horoscope This Week," 30 June 2019 During the last years of the Stalin regime, only the most dignified of literary styles was acceptable. Robert Chandler, The New Yorker, "How the Soviet Literary Establishment Censored Vasily Grossman," 19 June 2019 Scudder made the dignified treatment of its prisoners a cornerstone of his approach. Dana Walters, The Conversation, "When America had an open prison – the story of Kenyon Scudder and his ‘prison without walls’," 14 June 2019 The outgoing British prime minister, Theresa May — a woman of little political talent — appeared dignified, though severely uncomfortable, in Tuesday’s press conference with the president. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, "Trump, Britain, and the Special Relationship," 5 June 2019 Local Scout troops are another resource for disposing your retired flag in a dignified and respectful way. Rebecca Deczynski, Good Housekeeping, "The Proper Etiquette for Flying the American Flag, Including on Memorial Day," 10 May 2019 The result was Time’s Up, an organization committed to building a world that insists on safe, fair, and dignified work for women of all kinds. Marie Claire, "Deep Dives," 7 Mar. 2019 Sam MorrisGetty Images Women are organizing in response to attacks on our personhood and our right to live full, dignified lives. Alicia Garza, Marie Claire, "Alicia Garza: Women Are the New Face of Power," 21 Mar. 2019 Is modern political coverage some sort of dignified enterprise when compared to football’s? Jason Gay, WSJ, "Nobody Believes in Tom Brady. Or Something Like That.," 31 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of dignified

1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dignified

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The first known use of dignified was in 1584

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dignified

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dignified

: serious and somewhat formal : having or showing dignity

dignified

adjective
dig·​ni·​fied | \ ˈdig-nə-ˌfīd How to pronounce dignified (audio) \

Kids Definition of dignified

: having or showing dignity

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