A quality or state worthy of esteem and respect. (noun)
Examples of word dignity
They will soon realize that the best way to regain dignity is to call us what we are — an army of occupation — and force our withdrawal.
"She has brought the word dignity to new heights by her courage," Pelosi said.
I use the word dignity in a tongue-in-cheek way, because I realized I hadn't come far in the past 31 years when it comes to letting go of summer without wrapping my body around it and holding on for dear life.
I don't need that soul if the dignity is already gone, eh?
He quickly gave the order to admit them, and so keen was his curiosity, despite what he called his dignity, that he got up and went forward to meet them.
Kennedy also used the word "dignity" three times in his 2003 opinion throwing out the sodomy prosecution of two gay men, tantalizing liberals with the possibility that he will someday bless same-sex marriage.