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Synonyms of 'dignity'

(noun) 
Definition
serious, calm, and controlled behaviour or manner
Everyone admired her extraordinary dignity and composure.
Synonyms
decorum
I was treated with decorum and respect
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gravity
There was an appealing gravity to everything she said.
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majesty
the majesty of the mainland mountains
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grandeur
He is wholly concerned with his own grandeur.
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respectability
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nobility
I found Mr. Mandela supremely courteous, with a genuine nobility of bearing.
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propriety
Their sense of social propriety is eroded.
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solemnity
the solemnity of the occasion
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gentility
The old woman had an air of gentility about her.
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loftiness
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stateliness
(noun) 
Definition
sense of self-importance
Admit that you were wrong. You won't lose dignity.
Synonyms
self-importance
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pride
Her rejection was a severe blow to his pride.
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self-esteem
Poor self-esteem is at the centre of many difficulties.
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morale
Many pilots are suffering from low morale.
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self-respect
Any man with self-respect would have resigned.
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self-worth
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self-regard
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amour-propre (French)
(noun) 
Definition
the quality of being worthy of honour
Synonyms
honour
He brought honour and glory to his country.
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standing
He has improved his country's standing abroad.
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station
The vast majority knew their station in life and kept to it.
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rank
He eventually rose to the rank of captain.
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status
She cheated banks to satisfy her desire for money and status.
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importance
He was too puffed up with his own importance to accept the verdict.
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glory
He had his moment of glory when he won the Berlin Marathon.
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excellence
a school once noted for its academic excellence
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respectability
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eminence
pilots who achieved eminence in the aeronautical world
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nobleness

Quotations

I left the room with silent dignity, but caught my foot in the mat [George GrossmithThe Diary of a Nobody]
Our dignity is not in what we do, but in what we understand [George SantayanaWinds of Doctrine]By dignity, I mean the high place attained only when the heart and mind are lifted, equally at once, by the creative union of perception and grace [James ThurberLanterns and Lances]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of courtliness
Synonyms
in the sense of eminence
Definition
the state of being well-known and well-respected
pilots who achieved eminence in the aeronautical world
in the sense of excellence
Definition
the quality of being exceptionally good
a school once noted for its academic excellence

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