One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he is careful to uphold the dignity of the Crown’
stateliness, nobleness, nobility, majesty, regalness, regality, royalness, courtliness, augustness, loftiness, exaltedness, lordliness, impressiveness, grandeur, magnificence
ceremoniousness, formality, decorum, propriety, correctness, righteousness, respectability, worthiness, honourability, integrity
solemnity, gravity, gravitas, reserve, sobriety, sedateness, composure
2‘the prisoners were treated with little regard for human dignity’
self-esteem, self-worth, self-respect, pride, morale
decency, modesty, delicacy
3‘Cnut promised dignities and favour to the noblemen’
high rank, high standing, high station, status, elevation, eminence, honour, glory, greatness, importance, prominence, prestige
dishonour, low rank
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