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Definition of dignified

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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Still, Zelensky, like de Gaulle, is fighting for the idea of his homeland as well as its liberty, for its right to be free and dignified. Tom Mctague, The Atlantic, 28 Feb. 2022 In the end, the two leaders settled on a more dignified bet. Drew Dawson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 May 2022 This seemed to me to be the most dignified form of fandom, a birthright uncorrupted by capital, or by the fact of winning or losing at all. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 Orlov said 1,207 people in Mariupol were killed in the first nine days of the war, some of whom were recently interred in a mass grave, for lack of opportunity or resources to accord them more dignified burials. Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2022 Her task is to provide comfort and care for all families during their brief stay during the dignified transfer. Jennifer Griffin, Fox News, 28 May 2022 One major improvement was the construction of a new office building in 2015 to create a dignified space to welcome grieving families. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 14 June 2022 Nevertheless, the script by Nakonechnyi and Iryna Tsilyk handles the situation with sensitivity while the performance from Burkovska — quiet, dignified, but very expressive — fills in a lot of emotional gaps. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 June 2022 Womens' inclusion in public life and dignified work are both prerequisites of freedom and wellbeing everywhere. Carmen Geha, CNN, 14 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dignified

1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dignified

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“Dignified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dignified. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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: having or showing dignity

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