|Origin:||dignité, from Latin dignitas 'worth', from dignus 'deserving admiration'|
the ability to behave in a calm controlled way even in a difficult situation
The family faced their ordeal with dignity.
an appearance of quiet dignity
your sense of your own value or importance
retain/lose your dignity
Old people need to retain their dignity and independence.
Arguing was beneath her dignity (=was something she thought she was too important to do).
the fact of being respected or deserving respect
Patients should be allowed to die with dignity.
Prisoners should be treated with regard for human dignity.
a calm and serious quality
the dignity of the occasion
to demand to be treated with proper respect