- The definition of dignified is having or showing worth, nobility or self respect.
An example of a dignified person is someone who always acts politely and minds her manners in a difficult situation.
(comparative more dignified, superlative most dignified)
- simple past tense and past participle of dignify
Variant of dignify
transitive verbdignified, dignifying
- to give dignity to; make worthy of esteem; honor, exalt, or ennoble
- to make seem worthy or noble, as by giving a high-sounding name to: to dignify cowardice by calling it prudence
Origin of dignifyMiddle English dignifien ; from Old French dignifier ; from Medieval Latin dignificare ; from Classical Latin dignus, worthy + -ficare ; from facere, to make, do