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self-respect

[self-ri-spekt, self-] /ˈsɛlf rɪˈspɛkt, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
proper esteem or regard for the dignity of one's character.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15
Related forms
self-respectful, self-respecting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for selfrespectful

self-respect

noun
1.
a proper sense of one's own dignity and integrity
Derived Forms
self-respectful, self-respecting, adjective
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Word Origin and History for selfrespectful

self-respect

n.

also self respect, "proper regard for and care of the dignity of one's person," 1795, from self- + respect (n.). Related: Self-respecting.

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