self-respect

[self-ri-spekt, self-]
noun
proper esteem or regard for the dignity of one's character.

Origin:
1605–15

self-respectful, self-respecting, adjective
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self-respect
 
n
a proper sense of one's own dignity and integrity
 
self-re'spectful
 
adj
 
self-re'specting
 
adj

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self-respect
"proper regard for the dignity of one's person," 1795, from self + respect (q.v.).
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Example sentences
Our staff will support each patient as they develop improved self-esteem,
  self-respect, and family harmony.
People in refugee camps can be employed to do this work so they have
  self-respect and are working with economics.
It's no skin off the public's nose but it might make all the difference in
  terms of self-respect to the mum and her kids.
It belongs to the self-respect of intellect to pursue every tangle of thought
  to its final unravelment.
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