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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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Recent Examples on the Web The pit boss, however, needed to suit up in trousers made of a more dignified fabric, monitor gamblers at arm’s length and glad-hand with regulars. 1843, "The internet, mon amour," 19 June 2020 Residents in a small homeless encampment at the landfill will be relocated from the property in August with the help of charitable agencies in a process that the planners said would be dignified and compassionate. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Cleveland Metroparks approves plan to turn Old Brooklyn landfill into 26-acre park with Towpath link," 18 June 2020 Sunday’s event, though, was peaceful and dignified. Dallas News, "At Sunday vigils, hundreds gather to remember lives lost to police brutality," 1 June 2020 The 10 arguments the court heard over the past two weeks were orderly and dignified, and some people thought the new format was a significant improvement over the unruly free-for-all that characterizes oral arguments in the courtroom. Adam Liptak, New York Times, "Were the Supreme Court’s Phone Arguments a Success?," 18 May 2020 It will be done in a dignified, orderly—and temporary—manner. Chris Morris, Fortune, "New York City prepares to use parks as temporary burial sites," 6 Apr. 2020 Singer’s pictures manage to combine the offhand intimacy of family snapshots with the dignified, staged formality of portrait painting. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, "The People Staying, and Living, in America’s Motels," 2 Apr. 2020 Since the 19th century, observers have described it as beautiful, dignified, special. J. B. Mackinnon, The Atlantic, "The Rich Meals That Keep Wild Animals on the Menu," 19 Mar. 2020 And there, rose lovers, Trista gives what remains to this day the most dignified Reject Limo exit interview ever. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "The Bachelor finale rewatch: Alex displays good judgment, disappoints producers," 27 Apr. 2020

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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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29 Jun 2020

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“Dignified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dignified. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dignified

: serious and somewhat formal : having or showing dignity


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Kids Definition of dignified

: having or showing dignity

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