Definition of self-respect in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfrɪˈspɛkt/


[mass noun]
Pride and confidence in oneself; a feeling that one is behaving with honour and dignity: I want to work again to keep up my self-respect the days when men had some self-respect and went to the barber’s
More example sentences
  • They shouldn't lose their dignity, confidence and self-respect for another.
  • They keep people alive and strip them of everything decent: honour, self-respect, and dignity.
  • How much would my self-respect, self-esteem, pride and sense of self-control increase?
self-esteem, self-regard, pride in oneself/one's abilities, faith in oneself, pride, dignity, morale, self-confidence, confidence, self-assurance, assurance;
French amour propre
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