self-respecting

adjective self-re·spect·ing \ ˌself-ri-ˈspek-tiŋ \

Definition of self-respecting

: having or characterized by self-respect

First Known Use of self-respecting

1786

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Definition of self-respecting for English Language Learners

  • : having proper respect for yourself as a human being


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