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    Exclamation usage of word "dignified"

    i have learned that the word "dignified" can be used to describe

    someone's personality. so, i'm curious that if i use this word to

    somebody who is very quite, shy, introvert.

    for example, if i say "he/she is dignified boy/girl" or "you are difnifed,"

    is it rude? or will it annoy them?

    i usually say these things ("you are bla~bla~") to the other in

    converstaions with friends that i have known recently, which

    means i'm not so much close to them. where i live, it doesn't

    make problems to speak these things. (well it depends on the

    situations. :) )

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    Default Re: usage of word "dignified"

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I have learned that the word "dignified" can be used to describe someone's personality. So I'm curious to know whether I could use this word for somebody who is very quiet, shy, introvert.

    For example, if I say "he/she is a dignified boy/girl" or "you are dignifed", is it rude or will it annoy them?

    I usually (often?) say these things ("you are bla~bla~") to the others in conversations with friends that I have just got to know, which means I'm not very close to them. Where I live, it's no problem to say these things. (well it depends on the situations. :) )
    Telling someone that he's dignified can never be rude because it's a positive quality. However, the fact that someone is quiet, shy and introvert doesn't necessarily mean that he is dignified. You could say that this person is 'reserved' which is a nice way of saying 'shy and introvert'.

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