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self-regard

[self-ri-gahrd, self-] /ˈsɛlf rɪˈgɑrd, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
consideration for oneself or one's own interests.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
Related forms
self-regarding, adjective
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Examples for self-regard
  • Their ignorance is encyclopaedic, their dementia incurable, their self-regard limitless.
  • There's an element of messianic self-regard about the sentence.
  • He doesn't write well: he blathers, and if his self-regard weren't so ridiculous it would be intolerable.
  • His swaggering heartiness and vain self-regard make the movie seem more unhinged than his smitten bride.
British Dictionary definitions for self-regard

self-regard

noun
1.
concern for one's own interest
2.
proper esteem for oneself
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