Meaning of “dignity” in the English Dictionary

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dignitynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdɪɡ.nə.ti/ us /ˈdɪɡ.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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(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.

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We cannot continue to accept this flagrant violation of human rights and of the dignity of the women and girls involved, under the guise of national customs and traditions.
Fighting for the abolition of the death penalty - as has been said here - means fighting to strengthen human dignity and extend human rights.
From a political perspective, this means that the environmental dimension of sustainable development has now been accorded the same dignity as the economic and social issues.
I would also like to say that respect for health, safety and dignity means a commitment from everyone, first of all from the workers themselves, and also from employers.
I am thinking, for example, of the inviolability of human dignity, the right to life with the prohibition of the death penalty.
The citizens' confidence in the audiovisual service must be won through compliance with the principles of the protection of human dignity and of minors.
At this very important juncture, you said that racism, xenophobia and antisemitism are totally incompatible with the defence of human rights and the dignity of the human person.
We know the creation of clones to provide healthy cells for the benefit of the original is an affront to that dignity.
We know very well that cloning is an attack on that dignity, especially when it involves embryonic reduction in the secrecy of laboratories.
Nor, sometimes, is there any difference between the crimes and acts of inhumanity committed by men in denial of other persons' dignity.