Definition of dignified in English:



  • Having or showing a composed or serious manner that is worthy of respect.

    ‘she maintained a dignified silence’
    ‘a dignified old lady’
    • ‘However, I have chosen to keep a dignified silence and I will continue to do that.’
    • ‘Part of the programme dealt quite nicely with the subject of transvestism, and whilst perhaps the approach was a little too sympathetic, the whole subject was treated in a dignified manner.’
    • ‘In contrast to the dignified silence from the other side, even slyly whispered accusations are magnified to sound deafeningly crass.’
    • ‘A man of quiet disposition, Andy's dignified manner engendered widespread respect and regard.’
    • ‘A man of an extraordinary generous nature, he reached out to many down the years and his dignified presence and manner commanded much respect and regard.’
    • ‘The author profiles black Hollywood with a dignified respect it deserves.’
    • ‘We're also told that he will make a personal appeal to Congress to handle the nomination process in a dignified manner.’
    • ‘The Trust has been rightly praised for its efforts over the last year, conducting itself in a dignified manner, and its continued presence must be reassuring to fans during these troubled times.’
    • ‘And he was a very upright, dignified man, respected by one and all.’
    • ‘They have conducted a serious and dignified debate on the issues.’
    • ‘The Germans, by contrast, have maintained a dignified silence.’
    • ‘You will be respected for your dignified demeanour.’
    • ‘Each group maintained a dignified silence as the marchers passed on their pilgrimage to uphold Republican martyrology.’
    • ‘At this point I chose dignified silence over extended debate.’
    • ‘A discerning crowd that cheers the models, behaves in a dignified manner and overlooks any slight lapses in the show, encourages the models to put their best foot forward.’
    • ‘The physically challenged and the aged need to be taken care of so that they can live in a dignified manner without seeking charity from others.’
    • ‘They've kept a dignified silence, which I'm sure is the best thing to do.’
    • ‘And yet, it is maintaining a dignified silence.’
    • ‘If they proceed, I urge the Australian Jewish community, and particularly The Australian Jewish News, to treat it with dignified silence.’
    • ‘Visually and musically, the film retains a dignified composure.’
    stately, noble, courtly, majestic, kingly
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