dignified

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(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. stately, somber, solemn, sober, courtly, reserved, decorous, staid, sedate, elegant, exalted, elevated, formal, ceremonious, classical, classic, quiet, lordly, aristocratic, princely, imperial, majestic, queenly, of consequence, respected, ladylike, gentlemanly, noble, regal, superior, magnificent, grand, eminent, sublime, august, marked by dignity of manner, grave, serious, distinguished, magisterial, imperious, imposing, portly, haughty, stiff, honorable, lofty, proud, distingu?, glorious, gravely courteous, classy*, like one who has a ramrod down his back*, sober as a judge*, high-brow*; see also cultured , refined 2 .
Ant. undignified, boorish, silly.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
self-respecting, poised, distinguished, stately, noble, regal, lofty, classy, refined, solemn, formal, imperious, *distingue, decorous.
ANT.: undignified, goofy, foolish, sophomoric

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