[ self-ri-gahrd, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf rɪˈgɑrd, ˌsɛlf- /


consideration for oneself or one's own interests.

Origin of self-regard

First recorded in 1585–95

OTHER WORDS FROM self-regard

self-re·gard·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for self-regarding (1 of 2)



self-centred; egotistical
philosophy (of an action) affecting the interests of no-one other than the agent, and hence, according to John Stuart Mill, immune from moral criticism

British Dictionary definitions for self-regarding (2 of 2)



concern for one's own interest
proper esteem for oneself
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