self-respect

[ self-ri-spekt, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf rɪˈspɛkt, ˌsɛlf- /

noun

proper esteem or regard for the dignity of one's character.

Nearby words

  1. self-reliant,
  2. self-renunciation,
  3. self-replicate,
  4. self-replicating,
  5. self-reproach,
  6. self-respecting,
  7. self-restraint,
  8. self-retaining catheter,
  9. self-revealing,
  10. self-revelation

Origin of self-respect

First recorded in 1605–15

Related formsself-re·spect·ful, self-re·spect·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for self-respect

self-respect

noun

a proper sense of one's own dignity and integrity
Derived Formsself-respectful or self-respecting, adjective

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Word Origin and History for self-respect

self-respect

n.

also self respect, "proper regard for and care of the dignity of one's person," 1795, from self- + respect (n.). Related: Self-respecting.

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