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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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in Korean 위엄…
in Arabic رَصانة…
in French dignité…
in Turkish olgunluk, vakar, ağırbaşlılık…
in Italian dignità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 莊重,端莊, 尊嚴, 自尊,自尊心…
in Russian достоинство…
in Polish godność…
in Spanish dignidad…
in Portuguese dignidade…
in German die Würde, die Größe, der Rang…
in Catalan dignitat…
in Japanese 威厳, 品格…
in Chinese (Simplified) 庄重,端庄, 尊严, 自尊,自尊心…
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