|1.||[ noun ] the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect|
|Synonyms:||self-respect self-regard self-esteem|
: "it was beneath his dignity to cheat" "showed his true dignity when under pressure"
|Related terms:||pride ennoble|
|2.||[ noun ] formality in bearing and appearance|
: "he behaved with great dignity"
|3.||[ noun ] high office or rank or station|
: "he respected the dignity of the emissaries"