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self-regard

Pronunciation: /ˌselfrɪˈgɑːrd; ˌselfrɪˈgɑːd/

Translation of self-regard in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (self-respect) consideración (feminine) por sí mismo
    Example sentences
    • For some, he is a hero, all the more admirable in his magisterial self-regard.
    • A self-confessed hero-worshipper, he adroitly patched into a network of national self-regard and milked it for all it was worth.
    • Keeping foreigners in cultural ghettos is thus a necessity for him, if he is to preserve his self-regard.
    1.2 (vanity) [pejorative/peyorativo] engreimiento (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The greatest obstacle to our progress in love is our own self-love, our own ego and our self-regard.
    • Her memoir bubbles with self-regard, and her ego may have caused her to misunderstand some events in her life.
    • That applying to kindergarten should become such a cutthroat business is doubtless an only-in-New-York phenomenon, intertwined with New Yorkers' considerable self-regard.

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