self-worth

noun
\ ˌself-ˈwərth How to pronounce self-worth (audio) \

Definition of self-worth

: a sense of one's own value as a human being : self-esteem feelings of self-worth a lack of self-worth helping to build/develop self-worth people with low/greater/higher self-worth Too often, college students base their self-worth solely on their GPA.— Marcia Morris … jobs that gave them not only wages and health care and pensions but also a context, a sense of self-worth, a kind of identity.— Lance Morrow … a five-minute film that touches on themes of building inner strength and developing a strong sense of self-worth.— Natalie Proulx

First Known Use of self-worth

1815, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-worth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-worth. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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self-worth

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English Language Learners Definition of self-worth

: a feeling that you are a good person who deserves to be treated with respect

self-worth

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\ ˈself-ˈwərth \

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