dignity

noun
ADJECTIVE
enormous, great
calm, quiet

She spoke to him with quiet dignity.

human, personal

the importance of human dignity

VERB + DIGNITY
have, possess

These people have enormous dignity.

keep, maintain, preserve, protect, retain

We all want to maintain our dignity in old age.

give sb

Being treated in the privacy of your own room gives you more dignity.

bring

He brings a quiet dignity to the role.

regain, restore
respect
lose

The awful thing about old age is losing your dignity.

destroy, rob sb of, strip sb of

Slavery destroys human dignity.

Keeping prisoners in such dreadful conditions strips them of all dignity.

muster

With as much dignity as he could muster, he left the room.

PREPOSITION
below sb's dignity (esp. AmE), beneath sb's dignity

He clearly regarded manual work as beneath his dignity.

with dignity

the right to die with dignity

PHRASES
an air of dignity

His aristocratic voice gives him an air of dignity and power.

a lack of dignity
a loss of dignity

He hoped that he could change his mind without loss of dignity.

a sense of dignity

She had a strong sense of dignity.

with your dignity intact

He needed a way to retreat with his dignity intact.


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