self-worth

[self-wurth]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. self-validating,
  2. self-violence,
  3. self-will,
  4. self-willed,
  5. self-winding,
  6. self-wrong,
  7. selfdom,
  8. selfheal,
  9. selfhood,
  10. selfie

Origin of self-worth

First recorded in 1960–65

Related formsself-wor·thi·ness [self-wur-th ee-nis] /ˈsɛlfˈwɜr ði nɪs/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for self-worthiness

self-worth

noun

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

self-worth

n.

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

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