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Honor vs. Dignity

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Honornoun

(uncountable) recognition of importance or value; respect; veneration of someone, usually for being morally upright and/or competent

‘The crowds gave the returning general much honor and praise.’;

Dignitynoun

The state of being dignified or worthy of esteem: elevation of mind or character.

Honornoun

(uncountable) the state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; excellence of character; the perception of such a state; favourable reputation; dignity

‘He was a most perfect knight, for he had great honor and chivalry.’; ‘His honor was unstained.’;

Dignitynoun

Decorum, formality, stateliness.

Honornoun

(countable) a token of praise or respect; something that represents praiseworthiness or respect, such as a prize or award given by the state to a citizen

‘Honors are normally awarded twice a year: on The Queen's Birthday in June and at the New Year.’; ‘He wore an honor on his breast.’; ‘military honors; civil honors’; ‘Audie Murphy received many honors, such as the Distinguished Service Cross.’;

Dignitynoun

High office, rank, or station.

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Honornoun

a privilege

‘I had the honour of dining with the ambassador.’;

Dignitynoun

One holding high rank; a dignitary.

Honornoun

(in the plural) the privilege of going first

‘I'll let you have the honours, Bob—go ahead.’;

Dignitynoun

(obsolete) Fundamental principle; axiom; maxim.

Honornoun

(golf) the right to play one's ball before one's opponent.

Dignitynoun

The state of being worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true worth; excellence.

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Honornoun

a cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament.

‘He is an honour to his nation.’;

Dignitynoun

Elevation; grandeur.

‘The dignity of this act was worth the audience of kings.’;

Honornoun

(feudal law) a seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended

Dignitynoun

Elevated rank; honorable station; high office, political or ecclesiastical; degree of excellence; preferment; exaltation.

‘And the king said, What honor and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this?’; ‘Reuben, thou art my firstborn, . . . the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power.’;

Honornoun

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Dignitynoun

Quality suited to inspire respect or reverence; loftiness and grace; impressiveness; stateliness; - said of mien, manner, style, etc.

‘A letter written with singular energy and dignity of thought and language.’;

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Honornoun

In bridge, an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit. In some other games, an ace, king, queen or jack.

Dignitynoun

One holding high rank; a dignitary.

‘These filthy dreamers . . . speak evil of dignities.’;

Honornoun

(in the plural) (courses for) an honours degree: a university qualification of the highest rank

‘At university I took honours in modern history.’;

Dignitynoun

Fundamental principle; axiom; maxim.

‘Sciences concluding from dignities, and principles known by themselves.’; ‘They did not stand upon their dignity, nor give their minds to being or to seeming as elegant and as fine as anybody else.’;

Honorverb

(transitive) to think of highly, to respect highly; to show respect for; to recognise the importance or spiritual value of

‘The freedom fighters will be forever remembered and honored by the people.’;

Dignitynoun

the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect;

‘it was beneath his dignity to cheat’; ‘showed his true dignity when under pressure’;

Honorverb

(transitive) to conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, treaty, promise, request, or the like)

‘I trusted you, but you have not honored your promise.’; ‘refuse to honor the test ban treaty’;

Dignitynoun

formality in bearing and appearance;

‘he behaved with great dignity’;

Honorverb

(transitive) to confer (bestow) an honour or privilege upon (someone)

‘Ten members of the profession were honored at the ceremony.’; ‘The prince honored me with an invitation to his birthday banquet.’;

Dignitynoun

high office or rank or station;

‘he respected the dignity of the emissaries’;

Honorverb

(transitive) to make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker's draft, etc.)

‘I'm sorry Sir, but the bank did not honour your cheque.’;

Dignitynoun

the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect

‘the dignity of labour’;

Honornoun

Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.

‘A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country.’;

Dignitynoun

a high rank or position

‘he promised dignities to the nobles in return for his rival's murder’;

Honornoun

That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness.

‘Godlike erect, with native honor clad.’;

Dignitynoun

a composed or serious manner or style

‘he bowed with great dignity’;

Honornoun

Purity; chastity; - a term applied mostly to women, but becoming uncommon in usage.

‘If she have forgotHonor and virtue.’;

Dignitynoun

a sense of pride in oneself; self-respect

‘it was beneath his dignity to shout’;

Honornoun

A nice sense of what is right, just, and true, with course of life correspondent thereto; strict conformity to the duty imposed by conscience, position, or privilege; integrity; uprightness; trustworthness.

‘Say, what is honor? 'T is the finest senseOf justice which the human mind can frame,Intent each lurking frailty to disclaim,And guard the way of life from all offenseSuffered or done.’; ‘I could not love thee, dear, so much,Loved I not honor more.’;

Dignity

Dignity is the right of a person to be valued and respected for their own sake, and to be treated ethically. It is of significance in morality, ethics, law and politics as an extension of the Enlightenment-era concepts of inherent, inalienable rights.

Honornoun

That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.

‘I have given thee . . . both riches, and honor.’; ‘Thou art clothed with honor and majesty.’;

Honornoun

Fame; reputation; credit.

‘Some in their actions do woo, and affect honor and reputation.’; ‘If my honor is meant anything distinct from conscience, 't is no more than a regard to the censure and esteem of the world.’;

Honornoun

A token of esteem paid to worth; a mark of respect; a ceremonial sign of consideration; as, he wore an honor on his breast; military honors; civil honors.

Honornoun

A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.

Honornoun

A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His Honor the Mayor. See Note under Honorable.

Honornoun

A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.

Honornoun

Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics.

Honornoun

The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors.

Honorverb

To regard or treat with honor, esteem, or respect; to revere; to treat with deference and submission; when used of the Supreme Being, to reverence; to adore; to worship.

‘Honor thy father and thy mother.’; ‘That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.’; ‘It is a customMore honor'd in the breach than the observance.’;

Honorverb

To dignify; to raise to distinction or notice; to bestow honor upon; to elevate in rank or station; to ennoble; to exalt; to glorify; hence, to do something to honor; to treat in a complimentary manner or with civility.

‘Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighten to honor.’; ‘The name of Cassius honors this corruption.’;

Honorverb

To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.

Honornoun

a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction;

‘an award for bravery’;

Honornoun

the state of being honored

Honornoun

the quality of being honorable and having a good name;

‘a man of honor’;

Honornoun

a woman's virtue or chastity

Honorverb

bestow honor or rewards upon;

‘Today we honor our soldiers’; ‘The scout was rewarded for courageus action’;

Honorverb

show respect towards;

‘honor your parents!’;

Honorverb

accept as pay;

‘we honor checks and drafts’;

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