consideration for oneself or one's own interests.
- self-re·gard·ing, adjective
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How to use self-regard in a sentence
Rather than plunging us into innocent love with an apparent stranger, they beam our conscious self-regard back at ourselves.In Defense of the Selfie, Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Year | James Poulos | November 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And as usual, Dermer levels his accusations with a torrent of intellectual self-regard and little actual evidence.
And I wonder how their high self-regard will affect their ability to practice medicine.
Start viewing them with a bit more respect and people like yourself with a bit less self-regard.Fox News Interview Shows Mitt Romney Still Doesn’t Get Why He Lost | Peter Beinart | March 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
For one thing, it shows an overhealthy self-regard that crosses into delusion.
If they are tainted by any self-regard, then they are not charitable deeds at all.The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon | Alexander Maclaren
It was no mean or ungenerous argument which the young Nonconformist pursued in his fervour of youth and wounded self-regard.Salem Chapel, v.1/2 | Mrs. Oliphant
His fierce shyness, his arrogant self-regard, are notes of a primitive state.The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft | George Gissing
For a moment her hand pressed hard against her lips, and then her maiden self-regard quietly but strenuously definitely rebelled.John March, Southerner | George W. Cable
His object is to make gain for himself, and his spirit is therefore a spirit of self-regard.The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I | Marcus Dods
British Dictionary definitions for self-regard
concern for one's own interest
proper esteem for oneself
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