self-respect


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self-re·spect

(sĕlf′rĭ-spĕkt′)
n.
Due respect for oneself, one's character, and one's conduct.

self′-re·spect′ing adj.

self-respect

n
a proper sense of one's own dignity and integrity
ˌself-reˈspectful, ˌself-reˈspecting adj

self′-respect′



n.
proper esteem or regard for the dignity of one's character.
[1605–15]
self′-respect′ful, self′-respect′ing, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-respect - the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect; "it was beneath his dignity to cheat"; "showed his true dignity when under pressure"
pride, pridefulness - a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

self-respect

noun pride, dignity, self-esteem, morale, amour-propre (French), faith in yourself Any man with self-respect would have resigned.

self-respect

noun
A sense of one's own dignity or worth:
Translations

self-respect

[ˌselfrɪsˈpekt] Namor m propio

self-respect

[ˌsɛlfrɪsˈpɛkt] ndignità, amor proprio m

self-respect

(selfriˈspekt) noun
respect for oneself and concern for one's reputation. Well-known personalities should have more self-respect than to take part in television advertising.
ˌself-reˈspecting adjective

self-respect

n autorrespeto, respeto hacia uno mismo
References in classic literature ?
The Firm to which I was brutally consigned, as if I was a bale of merchandise, has worn out my patience by a series of petty insults; and I have felt compelled, from motives of self-respect, to withdraw my services, which were undervalued from the first.
At the present moment her effort was to preserve what she could of the wreck of her self-respect, for such she deemed that momentary glimpse of her love so involuntarily revealed to Ralph.
Yet he is a talented, an original-minded man, and even he does not like you; your self-respect defies you to like him; he has always seen you to disadvantage; he always will see you to disadvantage; your positions are unequal, and were they on the same level your minds could not; assimilate; never hope, then, to gather the honey of friendship out of that thorn-guarded plant.
who thought that his own self-respect was a higher tribunal than any external opinion?
He thought of the home he might at that moment have been seeking with pleasure and pride; of the different man he might have been that night; of the lightness then in his now heavy- laden breast; of the then restored honour, self-respect, and tranquillity all torn to pieces.
I shall never repent the preservation of my self-respect, sir,' said Edward.
In this painful position something is due to my own self-respect.
It seems to me," he said, "we spend money enough in this house to procure at least one meal a day which a man could eat and retain his self-respect.
But it was not that which hurt so much as what she took to be his lack of pride and self-respect.
The course that had been recommended to him was repellent to the self-respect and the sense of delicacy which were among the inbred virtues of Moody's character.
An instant before and he had had but a desperate hope of winning these priceless things from her at the cost of all his dignity and self-respect.
Theirs was a self-respect, a regard for the niceties and clean things of life, which had held them aloof from their kind.