Hypertext Webster Gateway: "dignified"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Dignified \Dig"ni*fied\, a.
Marked with dignity; stately; as, a dignified judge.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Dignify \Dig"ni*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dignified}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Dignifying}.] [OF. dignifier, fr. LL. d??nificare; L.
dignus worthy + ficare (in comp.), facere to make. See
{Deign}, and {Fact}.]
To invest with dignity or honor; to make illustrious; to give
distinction to; to exalt in rank; to honor.

Your worth will dignity our feast. --B. Jonson.

Syn: To exalt; elevate; prefer; advance; honor; illustrate;
adorn; ennoble.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: having or expressing dignity; especially formality or
stateliness in bearing or appearance; "her dignified
demeanor"; "the director of the school was a dignified
white-haired gentleman" [ant: {undignified}]
2: having or showing self-esteem [syn: {self-respecting}, {self-respectful}]

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