- consideration for oneself or one's own interests.
Origin of self-regard
First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for self-regard
I would not wish to offend the self-regard of Vermilionville.Bonaventure
George Washington Cable
Self-regard, that is, is essential, and sympathy supposes its existence.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.
He was free from self-regard, and had the devotion of all who served with him.The War in the Air; Vol. 1
The rationality of self-regard seemed to me as undeniable as the rationality of self-sacrifice.The Methods of Ethics
Before the love of right, of virtue, of truth, appears this self-regard.
- concern for one's own interest
- proper esteem for oneself
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Word Origin and History for self-regard
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