self-regard

[ self-ri-gahrd, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf rɪˈgɑrd, ˌsɛlf- /
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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-regarding (1 of 2)

self-regarding


adjective

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)

self-regard


noun

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

self-regard


n.

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

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