Word of the Day: dignified

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Word of the Day: dignified

The word dignified has appeared in 143 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 2 in “Japan’s New Royal Instagram Page Forgoes Flash for Formality” by Kiuko Notoya and Mike Ives:

Anyone expecting the Japanese royal family’s new Instagram account to generate memes or showcase a new side of the world’s oldest continuous monarchy should lower their expectations.
There is nothing flashy to see here, people. No behind-the-scenes levity or spontaneity. Just some royals politely posing for pictures in their usual, formal way.

… Other people in Japan praised the page, saying that it made the royal family look dignified.
“When I look at the smiling faces of their majesties the Emperor and Empress and Princess Aiko and their beautiful demeanor, I can feel my back straighten,” Mika Ahn, a television personality, said on Tuesday during a talk show on the channel Nippon TV.

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