Adjective: dignified 'dig-ni,fId
Verb: dignify 'dig-ni,fI
- Having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance
"her dignified demeanour"; "the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman"
- Having or showing self-esteem
"child rearing practices that would horrify any dignified parent";
- self-respecting, self-respectful
- Confer dignity or honour upon
"He was dignified with a title";
- Raise the status of
"I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer"
See also: composed, courtly, distinguished, elegant, formal, grand, imposing, magisterial, proud, stately
Type of: elevate, fete, fête, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], lift, raise, reward
Encyclopedia: Dignified Dignify