self-respect

noun
self-re·​spect | \ˌself-ri-ˈspekt \

Definition of self-respect 

1 : a proper respect for oneself as a human being

2 : regard for one's own standing or position

First Known Use of self-respect

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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self-respect

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English Language Learners Definition of self-respect

: proper respect for yourself as a human being

self-respect

noun
self-re·​spect | \ˌself-ri-ˈspekt\

Kids Definition of self-respect

: someone's proper regard for himself or herself as a human being

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