Definitions for dignity
ˈdɪg nɪ tidig·ni·ty
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dignity.
dignity, self-respect, self-regard, self-worthnoun
the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
"it was beneath his dignity to cheat"; "showed his true dignity when under pressure"
dignity, lordliness, gravitasnoun
formality in bearing and appearance
"he behaved with great dignity"
high office or rank or station
"he respected the dignity of the emissaries"
A quality or state worthy of esteem and respect.
Decorum, formality, stateliness.
High office, rank, or station.
Etymology: From dignitee, from dignite, from dignitas, from dignus, probably akin to decus and decet. Cognate to deign.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: dignitas, Latin.
Angels are not any where spoken so highly of as our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and are not in dignity equal to him. Richard Hooker, b. ii. s. 6.
Some men have a native dignity, which will procure them more regard by a look, than others can obtain by the most imperious commands. Clarissa.
Faster than spring-time show’rs comes thought on thought,
And not a thought but thinks on dignity. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
For those of old,
And these late dignities heap’d up to them, William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
The sciences concluding from dignities, and principles known by themselves, receive not satisfaction from probable reasons, much less from bare and peremptory asseverations. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. i. c. 7.
the state of being worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true worth; excellence
elevated rank; honorable station; high office, political or ecclesiastical; degree of excellence; preferment; exaltation
quality suited to inspire respect or reverence; loftiness and grace; impressiveness; stateliness; -- said of //en, manner, style, etc
one holding high rank; a dignitary
fundamental principle; axiom; maxim
Dignity is a term used in moral, ethical, legal, and political discussions to signify that a being has an innate right to be valued and receive ethical treatment. It is an extension of the Enlightenment-era concepts of inherent, inalienable rights. Dignity is often used in proscriptive and cautionary ways: for example in politics it is usually used to critique the treatment of oppressed and vulnerable groups and peoples, but it has also been extended to apply to cultures and sub-cultures, religious beliefs and ideals, animals used for food or research, and plants. Dignity also has descriptive meanings pertaining to human worth, although there is no exact or agreed upon definition of this worth. In general, the term has various functions and meanings depending on how the term is used and on the context. The English word "dignity" comes from Latin dignitas by way of French dignité. In ordinary usage it denotes respect and status, and it is often used to suggest that someone is not receiving a proper degree of respect, or even that they are failing to treat themselves with proper self-respect. There is also a long history of special philosophical use of this term. However, it is rarely defined outright in political, legal, and scientific discussions. International proclamations have thus far left dignity undefined, and scientific commentators, such as those arguing against genetic research and algeny, cite dignity as a reason but are ambiguous about its application.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dig′ni-ti, n. the state of being dignified: elevation of mind or character: grandeur of mien: elevation in rank, place, &c.: degree of excellence: preferment: high office: a dignitary.—n. Dig′nitary, one in a dignified position or rank, esp. in the church. [Fr. dignité—L. dignitas—dignus, worthy.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A state of spiritual, mental or emotional starchiness that precedes a bluff. 2. A sartorial and tonsorial _chef-d'œuvre_. 3. The bodily attitude of a speaker or a preacher in the presence of people whose duty it is to believe he is not lying to them. 4. A mask we wear to hide our ignorance. (Man has dignity, woman has poise, animals have power; hence, dignity in a man or woman is anything that is a substitute for power.)
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A narrow, unstable bearing which mental spindle-shanks try to stand upon when they have no other support.
Worthy of respect and understanding.
Every human being is worthy of respect.Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'dignity' in Nouns Frequency: #2524
The numerical value of dignity in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of dignity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
October has been recognized as the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) since 1945. It's also the best time to highlight the fact that there is no greater disability in this world than one's inadequacy to treat other people with dignity and respect they truly deserve; regardless of their color, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation. Happy NDEAM!
Do you know? You may need to move backward sometimes in order to move forward like never before. Yes of course, backwardness do precede forwardness. Now, may I ask. Are you currently down to nothing? Or are you presently experiencing a setback in anything and for any reason? Or have you lost anything worth having like money, opportunities or any other valueable thing? If yes, then cheer yourself up. For, sooner or later you will bounce back into glory or goodies like never before. I mean, you will soon recover whatever you do think that you've lost. Yes! your later or subsequent glory/dignity shall surpass your former or past glory/dignity.
We simply want to live in dignity, we just ask Hamas to ease the economic hardships and tax burdens.
Ketanji Brown Jackson patience, dignity and grace in the face of what was, frankly, so offensive treatment is a real testament to Ketanji Brown Jackson judicial temperament.
Periods don't stop during a pandemic, but managing them safely and with dignity has become a whole lot harder, in many countries, period products have become scarce and vulnerable girls and young women, in particular, are going without.
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Translations for dignity
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- ləyaqət, şərəfAzerbaijani
- годнасць, дастоінстваBelarusian
- dignitatCatalan, Valencian
- شأن, منزلتPersian
- juhlavuus, arvonimi, arvokkuus, muodollisuus, arvoasemaFinnish
- tignarlæti, manslæti, sómi, tign, virðileikiFaroese
- mooaralys, ardcheimManx
- méltóság, illemHungarian
- reisn, virðuleikiIcelandic
- 존엄성, 존엄Korean
- нарк, кадырKyrgyz
- DignitéitLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- нэр хүндMongolian
- သိန်, အသရေBurmese
- plechtigheid, waardigheidDutch
- godność, dostojeństwoPolish
- dignità, dignited, dignitadRomansh
- сан, до́лжность, звание, досто́инствоRussian
- dostojanstvo, достојанствоSerbo-Croatian
- අභිමානයSinhala, Sinhalese
- шаън, манзалатTajik
- şeref, haysiyetTurkish
- достоїнство, гідністьUkrainian
- martaba, viqorUzbek
- nhân phẩm, phẩm giáVietnamese
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