[ self-wurth ]
See synonyms for self-worth on
  1. the sense of one's own value or worth as a person; self-esteem; self-respect.

Compare Meanings

Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.

Origin of self-worth

First recorded in 1960–65

Other words from self-worth

  • self-wor·thi·ness [self-wur-thee-nis], /ˈsɛlfˈwɜr ði nɪs/, noun

Words Nearby self-worth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use self-worth in a sentence

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for self-worth


  1. respect for or a favourable opinion of oneself

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012