Definition of 'dignity'
Video: pronunciation of 'dignity'
Example sentences containing 'dignity'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
How much social housing could this build to give homeless people some dignity? The Sun (2016)Anyone with a sense of dignity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I hang there, stripped of all human dignity, my back facing the floor. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We want to give people back their dignity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Others simply wanted to see their loved ones depart with dignity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That signifies a dignity and high seriousness for fiction comparable to philosophy. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)So at least one person had some dignity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That we should find this surprising shows how much we have forgotten about the dignity of labour. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That the show would end with calm and dignity? Times, Sunday Times (2015)His disrespect for human dignity has plumbed new depths. The Sun (2014)He had a fine sense of the dignity of judicial office. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We require our suppliers to treat all workers with dignity and respect. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We are also carrying on our shoulders the dignity of a people. The Sun (2015)It is better to leave with your head high and your dignity intact. The Sun (2008)He was deprived of his liberty and his human dignity without warning. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But stronger than his need for food is his need to maintain a sense a dignity. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She handled it with great dignity and respect. The Sun (2011)It offers people the dignity of work instead of a wasted life languishing on the dole. The Sun (2015)Everything seems to touch on the soreness of his high dignity. North and South (1855)They were happy with the honour and dignity of their position and had no wish to give it up. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)Anyone who dealt with them would say they acted with dignity and honour but they seem to have lost that. The Sun (2012)Now it would seem that we need to do exactly the same to ensure that our elderly loved ones have dignity in hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2011)From work comes a person 's dignity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)While the dignity of labour is beyond doubt, hard work can actually get you into trouble. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It had been a day to honour our Olympians who had performed with such honour and dignity. The Sun (2012)After all, our dignity is one of the few things we have left. The Sun (2009)He knew there was no one better than him, more able to give that person some dignity. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He gave the England team dignity, calm and a sense of purpose. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'dignity'
Very Common. dignity is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'dignity'
British English: dignity /ˈdɪɡnɪtɪ/ NOUN
If someone behaves with dignity, they are serious, calm, and controlled.
...her extraordinary dignity.
- American English: dignity
- Arabic: كَرَامَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: dignidade
- Chinese: 尊严
- Croatian: dostojanstvo
- Czech: důstojnost
- Danish: værdighed
- Dutch: waardigheid
- European Spanish: dignidad
- Finnish: arvokkuus
- French: dignité
- German: Würde
- Greek: αξιοπρέπεια
- Italian: dignità
- Japanese: 威厳
- Korean: 존엄성
- Norwegian: verdighet
- Polish: godność
- European Portuguese: dignidade
- Romanian: demnitate
- Russian: достоинство
- Spanish: dignidad
- Swedish: värdighet
- Thai: ความมีเกียรติ
- Turkish: haysiyet
- Ukrainian: гідність
- Vietnamese: thái độ đường hoàng
Definition of dignity from the Collins English Dictionary
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.