Dignified vs Civilized - What's the difference?

dignified | civilized |

As adjectives the difference between dignified and civilized

is that dignified is respectable while civilized is having a highly developed society or culture.

As a verb dignified

is (dignify).




(en adjective)
  • respectable
  • Verb

  • (dignify)
  • civilized


    Alternative forms

    * civilised (mostly British)


    (en adjective)
  • Having a highly developed society or culture.
  • Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, reasonable, ethical.
  • Marked by refinement in taste and manners.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=5 citation , passage=A waiter brought his aperitif, which was a small scotch and soda, and as he sipped it gratefully he sighed.
       ‘Civilized ,’ he said to Mr. Campion. ‘Humanizing.’ […] ‘Cigars and summer days and women in big hats with swansdown face-powder, that's what it reminds me of.’}}

    See also

    * civil