self-re·​gard ˌself-ri-ˈgärd How to pronounce self-regard (audio)
: regard for or consideration of oneself or one's own interests

Examples of self-regard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mayor Eric Adams’s exuberant self-regard stops just short of biceps-kissing. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2023 This is moral vanity, Edelman admits: a professional charmer’s eagerness to flatter other people’s self-regard as a way of buttressing his own. Jesse Green, New York Times, 27 June 2023 The self always related persons to its own identity: self-regard, self-destruction, self-love. Olga Tokarczuk, Harper's Magazine, 6 Jan. 2023 Grant, ideally cast, plays Sinclair’s braying, stentorian self-regard to the hilt, prompting viewers to wonder just how much of his reputation is down to talent and how much to bullish entitlement. Guy Lodge, Variety, 16 June 2023 Chase’s confidence and self-regard assumed their full stature when the bankers pushed back against his demand for gold. Nicholas Guyatt, The New York Review of Books, 4 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1595, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-regard was in 1595

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“Self-regard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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: regard for or consideration of oneself or one's own interests
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