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dignity

dig·ni·ty

dignity

 
 
pronunciation:
dIg nih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: dignities
definition 1: one's sense of worth; pride or self-respect, esp. as manifested in one's bearing or behavior.
Shamed by what he had done, no kind words from others could restore his dignity.Unjustly accused, she walked with tremendous dignity, her head held high, toward the cells.
 
synonyms:
honor, pride, self-esteem, self-respect
similar words:
face, self-regard, stateliness, worth
definition 2: a rank of honor.
similar words:
distinction, eminence, honor, nobility, rank, respectability
definition 3: formal behavior or bearing.
synonyms:
formality
similar words:
nobility, reserve, state, stateliness