- dig•ni•fied[[t]ˈdɪg nəˌfaɪd[/t]] adj.characterized by dignity of aspect or manner; stately; decorous•Etymology: 1660–70 dig′ni•fied`ly -ˌfaɪd li, -ˌfaɪ ɪd- adv.
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Dignified — Dig ni*fied, a. Marked with dignity; stately; as, a dignified judge. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
dignified — pp. adj. from DIGNIFY (Cf. dignify); 1660s in sense ranking as a dignitary; 1812 in sense having a dignified manner … Etymology dictionary
dignified — index civil (polite), elegant, important (significant), meritorious, prominent, proud (self respecting) … Law dictionary
dignified — [adj] honorable aristocratic, august, courtly, decorous, distingué, distinguished, eminent, formal, grand, grave, great, highbrow*, highfalutin’*, imperial, imperious, lofty, magisterial, magnificent, nifty*, noble, proud, refined, regal,… … New thesaurus
dignified — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing dignity … English terms dictionary
dignified — [dig′nə fīd΄] adj. having or showing dignity or stateliness dignifiedly [dig′nəfīd΄lē, dig′nəfī΄əd lē] adv … English World dictionary
dignified — dig|ni|fied [ dıgnı,faıd ] adjective someone who is dignified behaves in a calm way that people respect: He was handsome and dignified. a. used about people s behavior: She maintained a dignified silence. I made what I hoped was a dignified exit … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
dignified — UK [ˈdɪɡnɪfaɪd] / US [ˈdɪɡnɪˌfaɪd] adjective someone who is dignified behaves in a calm way that people respect He was handsome and dignified. a) used about people s behaviour She maintained a dignified silence. I made what I hoped was a… … English dictionary
dignified — [[t]dɪ̱gnɪfaɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone or something is dignified, you mean they are calm, impressive and deserve respect. He seemed a very dignified and charming man... Mr Smith is maintaining a dignified silence … English dictionary
dignified — dig|ni|fied [ˈdıgnıfaıd] adj behaving in a calm and serious way, even in a difficult situation, which makes people respect you ▪ a dignified old lady ▪ She made a dignified departure … Dictionary of contemporary English
dignified — adjective behaving in a calm and serious way, even in a difficult situation, which makes people respect you: a dignified old lady | She made a dignified departure … Longman dictionary of contemporary English