Dignity meaning

dĭg'nĭ-tē
Dignity is defined as the personal quality of being worthy of honor.

An example of dignity is the respect paid to an elder member in the family.

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The quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect.
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High repute; honor.
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Proper pride and self-respect.
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The quality of being worthy of esteem or honor; worthiness.
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The degree of worth, repute, or honor.
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Loftiness of appearance or manner; stateliness.
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A dignitary.
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A quality or state worthy of esteem and respect.
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One holding high rank; a dignitary.
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Inherent nobility and worth.

The dignity of honest labor.

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A high office or rank.
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The respect and honor associated with an important position.
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The ceremonial symbols and observances attached to high office.
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A dignitary.
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A high position, rank, or title.
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High office, rank, or station.
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Origin of dignity

  • Middle English dignite from Old French from Latin dignitās from dignus worthy dek- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English dignitee, from Old French dignite, from Latin dignitas (“worthiness, merit, dignity, grandeur, authority, rank, office”), from dignus (“worthy, appropriate”), from Proto-Indo-European *deḱ-no, from *deḱ- (“to take”), same source as decus (“honor, esteem”) and decet (“it is fitting”). Cognate to deign.
    From Wiktionary