Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dignify

2 senses of dignify

Sense 1
ennoble, dignify -- (confer dignity or honor upon; "He was dignified with a title")
       => honor, honour, reward -- (bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action")

Sense 2
dignify -- (raise the status of; "I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer")
       => lift, raise, elevate -- (raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty")

Antonyms of adj dignified

2 senses of dignified

Sense 1
dignified (vs. undignified) -- (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")

undignified (vs. dignified) -- (lacking dignity)
        => demeaning, humbling, humiliating, mortifying -- (causing awareness of your shortcomings; "golf is a humbling game")
        => infra dig (predicate) -- (beneath your dignity; "considered helping with the dishes to be infra dig")
        => pathetic, ridiculous, silly -- (inspiring scornful pity; "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett)

Sense 2
dignified, self-respecting, self-respectful -- (having or showing self-esteem)

INDIRECT (VIA proud) -> humble -- (marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski)

Similarity of adj dignified

2 senses of dignified

Sense 1
dignified (vs. undignified) -- (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")
       => courtly, formal, stately -- (refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman")
       => distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial -- (used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person; "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty")
          Also See-> composed#1; elegant#1

Sense 2
dignified, self-respecting, self-respectful -- (having or showing self-esteem)
       => proud (vs. humble) -- (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes")

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