Authoritative vs Dignified - What's the difference?

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Authoritative is a related term of dignified.


As adjectives the difference between authoritative and dignified

is that authoritative is arising or originating from a figure of authority while dignified is respectable.

As a verb dignified is

(dignify).

authoritative

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Arising or originating from a figure of authority
  • The authoritative rules in this school come not from the headmaster but from the aged matron.
  • Highly accurate or definitive; treated or worthy of treatment as a scholarly authority
  • This book is the world's most authoritative guide to insect breeding habits.
  • Having a commanding style.
  • He instructed us in that booming, authoritative voice of his.

    Synonyms

    * (highly accurate) definitive; precise, proper * (from a position of authority) of record

    Derived terms

    * authoritatively * authoritativeness

    dignified

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • respectable
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (dignify)