Translation of dignity in Spanish:


dignidad, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈdɪɡnɪti//ˈdɪɡnədi/


  • 1

    • 1.1(of person)

      dignidad feminine
      to lose/retain one's dignity perder/conservar la dignidad
      • to stand on one's dignity mantener las distancias
      • We are committed to treating all persons under coalition control with dignity, respect and humanity.
      • In the two-spirited world I have stumbled on, I found that this group maintains a sense of family and a sense of dignity.
      • Patients identified being treated with respect and dignity as very important.
      • Imagine losing a lifetime of memories, your dignity and your sense of pride.
      • Naturally, flying in one of those ancient ships was beneath his dignity.
      • With grace, dignity and a heartbreaking absence of despair, she pulls the blanket around herself.
      • This can only enhance an individual's sense of self-worth and dignity.
      • However, they also noted that the public had praised staff, saying they treated patients with dignity and respect and were polite and caring.
      • Joanna did herself proud, showing that Polish youth can carry themselves with dignity and decorum all over the world.
      • You lead a wholesome and healthy life, with dignity and honour.
      • Facing us across the table, his expression solemn, he read the words of the ceremony slowly and with dignity.
      • But on the other hand, that is what poverty does to us in the global south; it makes you lose your sense of dignity and pride.
      • That deputy violated my civil rights, demeaned my character, and has done serious damage to my dignity.
      • I paused outside the carved double doors, gathering my dignity and composure around me like a shield.
      • Of course people should be able to deal with each other in a manner of dignity and respect.
      • Many operations like radical prostatectomies or radical mastectomies rob patients of their dignity and their quality of life.
      • It was beneath my dignity to watch him leave, but for some reason I wished I could.
      • Do you think the notion that it's beneath the dignity of a serious writer to cater for something like television has simply vanished?
      • He will have to explain his motives exceptionally well - something he has thus far failed to do - and concede with grace and dignity.
      • The higher castes despise manual work and consider it beneath their dignity.
      • They are a tall, noble people who move with grace and dignity, covering the ground, however rough, with apparently effortless ease.
      • Once we realize this truth, we are unlikely to contaminate ourselves by behavior beneath our dignity.
      • They have the right to their own pride and dignity.
      • Asked by the castle guard to read his work, the poet refuses because it is beneath his dignity to perform in the open air.
      • An innate sense of pride and dignity sets them apart from the crowd.
      • He handed her the rose with all the dignity that such a serious occasion demanded before getting rather unsteadily to his feet.
      • He was always for better relations with Pakistan, and for allowing the people of Kashmir to live with dignity and honour.
      • You need to be able to treat both with respect and dignity.
      • Men lose their capacity for self-improvement along with their sense of individual dignity.
      • So, you know, she's handled all of those situations with such dignity and grace.
      • However, if their children get in one of these schools they are treated with honour and dignity.
      • I just request that we try to treat this proceeding with some dignity and some decorum.
      • But you have no right simply to dismiss it as irrelevant or beneath your dignity.
      • She was missing one shoe, but she seemed to consider it beneath her dignity to limp.
      • At all times she managed to do all of it with great dignity and integrity.
      • But now it is gone and we should lament its passing with all the solemnity and dignity such an occasion deserves.
      • I hope the old fella remembers that he acted with dignity and honour at a time of extreme pressure.
      • Nearly all the women would consider it quite beneath their dignity to go into the kitchen even to supervise it.
      • I can ask that the searches and scrutiny be done in a professional manner, with no insults and nothing that offends my dignity.
      • Most of us are able to deal with life with grace and dignity and when we don't, it worries us and we try to work it out.

    • 1.2

      (of occasion) solemnidad feminine
      (of monument) sobriedad feminine
      • This pumpkin has a great more dignity and gravitas than some goofy pumpkin with a toothy grin and a stupid hat.
      • Other positions, however, were related more to the quality and dignity of human life.
      • This White House came to Office on a platform of restoring honour and dignity to the White House.
      • Apart from that, she was a picture of dignity and grace, with the kind of beauty that grew resplendent with age.
      • Sheila said he had been a gentleman, a man of dignity and integrity, who always had a smile on his face and was proud to be from York.
      • The Khyber Pass itself is a place of rich history, wild majesty and unique cultural dignity.
      • The devil stripped us of every thing, even the little respect and dignity we had as Aboriginal people.
      • It is well understood that honour and dignity are more important than everything.
      • For one thing, we intuitively respected the inherent dignity of one another.
      • The dignity of the Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Home Department is upheld once more.
      • But she rises above that, to show that even in misery there can be dignity and nobility.
      • Of course, he did have style, if a bit pompous; he gave the ceremony its minimal dignity.
      • She has an undefinable quality and she stands for dignity and respect.
      • He exuded dignity and gravity and he was courteous to counsel and witnesses alike.
      • This government is selling out the honour and dignity of the country.
      • The solemnity and dignity of the occasion were marred by this imperial affront to the former colonies.
      • He will be remembered by those who worked with him as a man of integrity, dignity and honesty, and he had many other virtues as well.
      • Their titles, their influence, and their claims to dignity and honour are now precarious.
      • He ruled until his retirement in 2004 at the age of 38, a reign graced as much by dignity as by destructive potency.
      • Most Great Danes, the second tallest of all the dog breeds, carried an air of dignity and nobility.

  • 2

    • 2.1(status, worth)

      dignidad feminine
      categoría feminine
      she considers it to be beneath her dignity lo considera una degradación
      • Parochial dignities and influence are no substitute for discipleship in the world.
      • Clergy and laity had to be interdependent, but by the early 19th cent. both groups were asserting their rights and dignities.
      • Many of the beneficiaries of this system were appointed very young after truncated studies, lightning ordination, and rapid progress through a hierarchy of lesser dignities.
      • I pray for the day when I can return home and take up my dignities again.
      • Later he was accused of plotting against Justinian and stripped of his dignities.
      • It angers me that the powers-that-be can suddenly find the money to spend on cleaning up places when dignities come to call.
      • As he says, ‘I would not change my life for any of the greatest dignities on earth.’
      • Dealing with the item, the Mayor completely forgot the dignities of the office he holds as a neutral guardian of the rights of each citizen in his haste to score a personal rebuff.
      • The portentous dignities bestowed upon officials and sympathizers were partly for Roman consumption, setting him up as arbiter of status and palace-based master of the city.
      • He cultivated an image of Olympian detachment by scrupulously protecting the respective ranks and dignities of the grandees.
      • This is the sort of person who steps up to the plate when offices and dignities are being passed around.
      • As for him, he believed the Quakers to be those agents of the devil foretold in the New Testament, who ‘despise dominion and speak evil of dignities.’
      • The Anglican world today is seeking to invest the office with dignities and responsibilities that go well beyond its actual place in civil and canon law.
      • William had impoverished himself in the service of the Crown whilst Treasurer of Scotland, leaving a debt of more than £80,000 which King James owed to his son John, when he was restored to his dignities in 1592.

    • 2.2formal (rank, position)

      dignidad feminine formal