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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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 First was Cousy, a master dribbler and passer from Holy Cross who was known as the Houdini of the Hardwood in an era when everyone (though not Russell, who was too dignified for such frippery) had a nickname. David M. Shribman, WSJ, "‘The Last Pass’ Book Review: Passing Acquaintances," 16 Nov. 2018 The story is more dignified and tonally consistent than in the last film — Redmayne never has to do another butt-waggling Erumpet seduction dance — but much of it plays out with just as little weight as Fantastic Beasts’ silliest moments. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Even for the Harry Potter hardcore, Crimes of Grindelwald is one convoluted movie," 8 Nov. 2018 The pursuit of safe, dignified, and equal treatment in the workplace as a solution to the abuse of power is a mission that can be fulfilled. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Time's Up Picks WNBA's Lisa Borders as Its First-Ever President and CEO," 2 Oct. 2018 Amtrak will install lactation suites in several of its stations, including Philadelphia’s 30th Street, giving breastfeeding women and clean, private and dignified space to pump while commuting. Oona Goodin-smith, Philly.com, "Making the most of your Memorial Day weekend, court upholds transgender student rights| Morning Newsletter," 25 May 2018

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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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