the sense of one's own value or worth as a person; self-esteem; self-respect.

Origin of self-worth

First recorded in 1960–65
Related formsself-wor·thi·ness [self-wur-th ee-nis] /ˈsɛlfˈwɜr ði nɪs/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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respect for or a favourable opinion of oneself
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Word Origin and History for self-worth

also self worth, 1650s, from self- + worth (n.).

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