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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect;
- Example: "it was beneath his dignity to cheat"
- Example: "showed his true dignity when under pressure"
[syn: dignity, self-respect, self-regard, self-worth]

2. formality in bearing and appearance;
- Example: "he behaved with great dignity"
[syn: dignity, lordliness, gravitas]

3. high office or rank or station;
- Example: "he respected the dignity of the emissaries"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dignity \Dig"ni*ty\, n.; pl. Dignities. [OE. dignete, dignite, OF. dignet['e], dignit['e], F. dignit['e], fr. L. dignitas, from dignus worthy. See Dainty, Deign.] 1. The state of being worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true worth; excellence. [1913 Webster] 2. Elevation; grandeur. [1913 Webster] The dignity of this act was worth the audience of kings. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Elevated rank; honorable station; high office, political or ecclesiastical; degree of excellence; preferment; exaltation. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] And the king said, What honor and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? --Esth. vi. 3. [1913 Webster] Reuben, thou art my firstborn, . . . the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power. --Gen. xlix. 3. [1913 Webster] 4. Quality suited to inspire respect or reverence; loftiness and grace; impressiveness; stateliness; -- said of mien, manner, style, etc. [1913 Webster] A letter written with singular energy and dignity of thought and language. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 5. One holding high rank; a dignitary. [1913 Webster] These filthy dreamers . . . speak evil of dignities. --Jude. 8. [1913 Webster] 6. Fundamental principle; axiom; maxim. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sciences concluding from dignities, and principles known by themselves. --Sir T. Browne. Syn: See Decorum. [1913 Webster] To stand upon one's dignity, to have or to affect a high notion of one's own rank, privilege, or character. [1913 Webster] They did not stand upon their dignity, nor give their minds to being or to seeming as elegant and as fine as anybody else. --R. G. White. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dignity n 1: the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect; "it was beneath his dignity to cheat"; "showed his true dignity when under pressure" [syn: dignity, self-respect, self-regard, self-worth] 2: formality in bearing and appearance; "he behaved with great dignity" [syn: dignity, lordliness, gravitas] 3: high office or rank or station; "he respected the dignity of the emissaries"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

187 Moby Thesaurus words for "dignity": Atticism, Establishment, VIP, address, appropriateness, augustness, baron, big gun, big man, big name, bigwig, brass, brass hat, buckram, cachet, celebrity, ceremonial, ceremoniousness, ceremony, chasteness, chastity, clarity, classicalism, classicism, clearness, comeliness, consequence, correctness, courtliness, decency, dignifiedness, dignitary, directness, discrimination, distinction, ease, elder, elegance, elegancy, elevation, eminence, esteem, ethicalness, ethics, etiquette, excellence, extrinsicality, face, fame, father, felicitousness, felicity, figure, finish, fittingness, flow, flowing periods, fluency, form, formality, formalization, glory, good taste, grace, gracefulness, gracility, grandeur, grandness, gravity, great man, greatness, hauteur, high place, honor, honorableness, impersonality, importance, important person, interests, kingliness, kudos, level, limpidity, lion, loftiness, lordliness, lords of creation, lucidity, magnate, magnificence, majesty, man of mark, memorability, merit, mogul, morality, nabob, name, naturalness, neatness, nobility, nobleness, notability, notable, noteworthiness, panjandrum, pellucidity, perfection, person of renown, personage, personality, perspicuity, pillar of society, plainness, poise, polish, pomp, pomposity, position, power, power elite, prestige, pride, pride of bearing, pride of place, primness, princeliness, prominence, propriety, proud bearing, purity, rank, refinement, regality, remarkableness, renown, reputation, repute, respectability, restraint, rigidness, ritual, rituality, ruling circle, sachem, salience, sedateness, seemliness, self-confidence, self-esteem, self-importance, self-regard, self-respect, simplicity, smoothness, sobriety, solemnity, somebody, something, standing, starchiness, state, stateliness, station, stature, status, stiffness, stiltedness, straightforwardness, stylization, sublimity, taste, tastefulness, terseness, the great, the top, top brass, top people, tycoon, unaffectedness, venerability, very important person, virtue, weight, worth, worthiness, worthy