self-respect

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

noun

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

Origin of self-respect

First recorded in 1605–15

Related forms

self-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 Forms

self-respectful or self-respecting, adjective
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