Translation of dignity in Spanish:

dignity

Pronunciation: /ˈdɪgnəti/

n

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 (dignified air) 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
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    • Of course people should be able to deal with each other in a manner of dignity and respect.
    • He handed her the rose with all the dignity that such a serious occasion demanded before getting rather unsteadily to his feet.
    • Joanna did herself proud, showing that Polish youth can carry themselves with dignity and decorum all over the world.
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    • An innate sense of pride and dignity sets them apart from the crowd.
    • 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.
    • Imagine losing a lifetime of memories, your dignity and your sense of pride.
    1.2 (of occasion) solemnidad (f); (of monument) sobriedad (f)
  • 2 2.1 (status, worth) dignidad (f), categoría (f) she considers it to be beneath her dignity lo considera una degradación 2.2 (rank, position) [formal] dignidad (feminine) [formal]
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    • He cultivated an image of Olympian detachment by scrupulously protecting the respective ranks and dignities of the grandees.
    • 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.
    • This is the sort of person who steps up to the plate when offices and dignities are being passed around.
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    • It is well understood that honour and dignity are more important than everything.
    • She has an undefinable quality and she stands for dignity and respect.
    • This White House came to Office on a platform of restoring honour and dignity to the White House.

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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.