[self-ri-gahrd, self-]
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Origin of self-regard

First recorded in 1585–95
Related formsself-re·gard·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for self-regard

Contemporary Examples of self-regard

  • Hannah Seligson examines the ways our love lives are coming to reflect our record-high levels of self-regard.

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    Do Narcissists Have Better Sex?

    Hannah Seligson

    June 7, 2009

  • Brown might be short of popular support but he does not want for self-regard.

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    Mr. Brown Goes to Washington

    Andrew Neil

    March 2, 2009

Historical Examples of self-regard

British Dictionary definitions for self-regard


  1. concern for one's own interest
  2. proper esteem for oneself
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Word Origin and History for self-regard

1590s, from self- + regard (n.).

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