Dignified means self-respecting and worthy. If you want to have a dignified memorial service, skip the karaoke machine and instead softly play the favorite music of the person you're remembering.

Something that has dignity is honorable and worthy, so something that is dignified acts in an honorable, worthy way, showing great self-respect and respect for others. If someone handles a terrible public embarrassment gracefully and without breaking down, we might compliment her dignified manner. You might be too dignified to engage in screaming at the wrestling match, or too dignified to beg for a job even in hard times.

Definitions of dignified

adj 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”
serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress
courtly, formal, stately
refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court
distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial
used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person
refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
lacking dignity
having your composure disturbed
demeaning, humbling, humiliating, mortifying
causing awareness of your shortcomings
infra dig
beneath your dignity
pathetic, ridiculous, silly
inspiring scornful pity
lacking in refinement or grace or good taste
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adj having or showing self-esteem

self-respectful, self-respecting
feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride

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