self-regard

[self-ri-gahrd, self-]

noun

consideration for oneself or one's own interests.

Origin of self-regard

First recorded in 1585–95
Related formsself-re·gard·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-regard

self-regard

noun

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

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

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