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self-worth

[self-wurth]
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noun
  1. the sense of one's own value or worth as a person; self-esteem; self-respect.
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Origin of self-worth

First recorded in 1960–65
Related formsself-wor·thi·ness [self-wur-th ee-nis] /ˈsɛlfˈwɜr ði nɪs/, noun
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self-worth

noun
  1. respect for or a favourable opinion of oneself
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Word Origin and History for self-worth

n.

also self worth, 1650s, from self- + worth (n.).

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