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dignity

noun [U]  /ˈdɪɡ·nɪ·t̬i/ us  
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.
Translations of “dignity”
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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