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dignitynoun [U]

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

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(Definition of dignity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dignitynoun [U]

 us   /ˈdɪɡ·nɪ·t̬i/
the ​quality of a ​person that makes him or her ​deserving of ​respect, sometimes ​shown in ​behavior or ​appearance: Laws of ​privacy are ​designed to ​protect the dignity of ​individuals.
(Definition of dignity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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