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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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 Risks never ventured, conversations never started, and passions never indulged burn angry holes in Ozu’s deeply dignified domestic universe. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Celebrate Yasujirō Ozu," 12 Dec. 2018 This thought occurred to me as the dignified man seated in front of me at the Neil Simon the other night spent most of the first act loudly rifling through a bag of candy. Jesse Oxfeld, Town & Country, "How Cats Set the Stage for the Modern Mega-Musical," 1 Aug. 2016 The simplest and most dignified manner of doing so would be to include the birth and death years next to or under his name. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Report: Trump tabloid pal cut deal with feds," 24 Aug. 2018 Top to bottom, left to right, a more dignified government, one that cared more about both America’s children and its international stature, would have shown more self-restraint and forbearance. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "Reflections on Impeachment, 20 Years Later," 29 Nov. 2018 Quick Bites Pick a place on the Place Dauphine such as La Bar du Caveau and lunch with lawyers from the Palais de Justice; its dignified facade walls off one side of the square. William Sertl, WSJ, "Brief, Breezy and Foolproof Itineraries to 6 European Cities," 16 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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