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dignity

noun [U] uk   /ˈdɪɡ.nɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
C2 calm, serious, and controlled behaviour that makes people respect you: He is a man of dignity and calm determination. She has a quiet dignity about her. I think everyone should be able to die with dignity. the importance and value that a person has, that makes other people respect them or makes them respect themselves: How could you wear something so indecent? Have you no dignity? In hospital, she felt stripped of all her dignity. He longs for a society in which the dignity of all people is recognized.
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