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noun [uncountable] dignity pronunciation in British English /ˈdɪɡnəti/
  1. the impressive behaviour of someone who controls their emotions in a difficult situation

    She faced her death with great dignity.

    maintain/retain your dignity:

    It can be difficult to maintain your dignity during a divorce.

    1. a.
      respect that other people have for you or that you have for yourself
      lose your dignity:

      After the accident, I felt I’d lost my dignity.

    2. b.
      a calm and important quality that a place or organization has that people respect

      The dignity of the occasion was broken by shouts from the gallery.

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