the sense of one's own value or worth as a person; self-esteem; self-respect.
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- self-wor·thi·ness [self-wur-thee-nis], /ˈsɛlfˈwɜr ði nɪs/, noun
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How to use self-worth in a sentence
Many describe feelings of low self-worth, shame, and depression.Birth Control Made My Hair Fall Out, and I’m Not the Only One | Molly Oswaks | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Each was in a day-by-day survival mode—each in his own way yearning for self-worth.Filming a Beautiful Town in Decay: ‘Rich Hill’ and the Elusive American Dream | Tracy Droz Tragos | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What the Negro could try to control and preserve was his sense of self-worth.Eddie Robinson, College Football’s Winningest Coach | Samuel G. Freedman | August 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They saw not only their jobs at risk but also their sense of self-worth.Pity the Coal Miners: A Greener Environment’s Biggest Losers | Stuart Stevens | June 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ultimately, parents of players have to ask themselves, what is your son's self worth worth?
And still, to get results with antique systems can give me a feeling of self worth.Dreaming of Dreaming | Peter E. Williams
Raised in this way, people later in life will tend to link their self-worth to internalized parental standards.
Client-centered therapy focuses especially on difficulties that stem from a client's negative feelings of self-worth.
She has come to Dr. Kovac because of chronic depression, a sense of low self-worth, and feelings of insecurity and anxiety.
Be ones advantages never so much or so meager, self and self-worth are at last the determinative factor.Makers and Romance of Alabama History | B. F. Riley
British Dictionary definitions for self-worth
respect for or a favourable opinion of oneself
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