An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (deserving)
a. worthy
El lazo entre las dos hermanas es digno de admirar.The bond between the two sisters is worthy of admiration.
b. worth
Lo voy a grabar con el teléfono porque esto es digno de verse.I'm going to record it with my phone because this is worth seeing.
2. (appropriate)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Nada le parece digno de su categoría.Nothing is enough for her.
Desde luego, eres digna hija de tu madre.There's no doubt you're your mother's daughter.
3. (honest)
a. honorable
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Llegados a este punto, lo más digno sería dimitir.Having reached this point, resigning would be the most honorable thing to do.
b. honourable (United Kingdom)
Ojalá hubiera personas más dignas representando a los ciudadanos.I wish there were more honourable people representing the citizens.
4. (proud)
a. dignified
Lo miró a través de las lágrimas con una expresión muy digna.She looked at him through her tears with a very dignified expression.
5. (acceptable)
a. decent (home or salary)
Vivimos en una casa digna, que pagamos con gran esfuerzo.We live in a decent house, that we pay for with much effort.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (honroso)
a. dignified
2. (persona)
a. honorable, noble
3. (decente; sueldo, actuación)
a. decent, good
4. (merecedor)
digno deworthy of
digno de confianzatrustworthy
digno de elogiopraiseworthy
no me siento digno de tantos elogiosI don't feel I deserve so much praise
no eres digno de ellayou're not good enough for her
digno de mención/de verworth mentioning/seeing
5. (adecuado)
a. worthy
un digno sucesor del ex campeóna worthy successor to the former champion
lo recibieron con honores dignos de un reythey gave him a welcome fit for a king
1 (merecedor)
digno de elogio praiseworthy; digno de mención worth mentioning; digno de toda alabanza thoroughly praiseworthy; highly commendable; es digno de nuestra admiración it deserves our admiration; es digno de verse it is worth seeing
2 [+persona] (honesto) honourable; honorable; (EEUU) (circunspecto) dignified
3 (decoroso) decent
viviendas dignas para los obreros decent homes for the workers
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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