Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: dignity  dig-ni-tee
  1. The quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
    "showed his true dignity when under pressure"; "it was beneath his dignity to cheat";
    - self-respect, self-regard, self-worth
  2. Formality in bearing and appearance
    "he behaved with great dignity";
    - lordliness, gravitas
  3. High office, rank or station
    "he respected the dignity of the emissaries"

Derived forms: dignities

Type of: bearing, comportment, mien, position, presence, pride, pridefulness, status

Encyclopedia: Dignity, Democracy, Motherland