dignified

adjective
dig·ni·fied | \ˈdig-nə-ˌfīd \

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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There is no other force, there is no other party, there is no other real ideology out there right now that is asserting the minimum elements necessary to lead a dignified American life. Bridget Read, Vogue, "28-Year-Old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Might Just Be the Future of the Democratic Party," 25 June 2018 Queen Victoria marvels at their attire, calling it dignified. Robin Givhan, chicagotribune.com, "When it comes to movie costumes, the Academy has always favored fantasy," 4 Mar. 2018 From these somewhat-less-than-dignified beginnings, the song rose to become the national anthem in 1931. Alice George, Smithsonian, "For 50 Years, José Feliciano’s Version of the National Anthem Has Given Voice to Immigrant Pride," 15 June 2018 Allan was a dignified and erudite man who enjoyed classical music, opera, theatre, and was very well read. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Allan Liljehult," 16 Jan. 2018 So there is some irony in Kennedy’s decision, last week, to turn over his precious seat on the Supreme Court to the least dignified man ever to serve as President. Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker, "How Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Undo Kennedy’s Legacy," 9 July 2017 The work’s unknown sitter is thought to be descended from a family of barrel-makers, and his mournful, aged, dignified face both anticipates and rivals late Rembrandt. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "A Modern Portraitist, Ahead of His Time," 6 July 2018 Fanfares were broad, dignified and sonorous, without roughness. Alan Artner, chicagotribune.com, "In the heat, Moser, Grant Park Orchestra perform a delicate Dvorak," 30 June 2018 The fact that the NHS spans the dignified and efficient divide not only explains why its birthday is being celebrated with such enthusiasm. The Economist, "The three myths of the NHS," 28 June 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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dignified

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dignified

: serious and somewhat formal : having or showing dignity

dignified

adjective
dig·ni·fied | \ˈdig-nə-ˌfīd \

Kids Definition of dignified

: having or showing dignity

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