self-respect

noun
self-re·​spect | \ ˌself-ri-ˈspekt How to pronounce self-respect (audio) \

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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The first known use of self-respect was in 1765

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“Self-respect.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-respect. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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