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 ?
I'd rather see you poor men's wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self-respect and peace.
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.
No longer dreaded by her enemies, her servants were fast losing the confidence of self-respect.
These men, whom she had found so relapsed into barbarism that they had forgotten the most ordinary forms of civilization; these men, even in whose extravagant admiration there was a certain loss of self-respect, that as a woman she would never forgive; these men, who seemed to belong to another race--impossible
In the little chaos of Pearl's character there might be seen emerging and could have been from the very first -- the steadfast principles of an unflinching courage -- an uncontrollable will -- sturdy pride, which might be disciplined into self-respect -- and a bitter scorn of many things which, when examined, might be found to have the taint of falsehood in them.
The callous palms of the laborer are conversant with finer tissues of self-respect and heroism, whose touch thrills the heart, than the languid fingers of idleness.
It cost me something of a pang to lose that fine sight, but I lived down the desire, a nd gained in my self-respect through the triumph.
His appetite was gone with his property and his self-respect.
As to her present needs, there are certain things only a woman ought to do for a girl, and I should not like to have you do them for Rebecca; I should feel that I was wounding her pride and self-respect, even though she were ignorant; but there is no reason why I may not do them if necessary and let you pay her traveling expenses.
I see no enemy to a fortunate issue but in the brow; and that brow professes to say,--'I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do.
The mistress visited her often in the interval, and commenced her plan of reform by trying to raise her self-respect with fine clothes and flattery, which she took readily; so that, instead of a wild, hatless little savage jumping into the house, and rushing to squeeze us all breathless, there 'lighted from a handsome black pony a very dignified person, with brown ringlets falling from the cover of a feathered beaver, and a long cloth habit, which she was obliged to hold up with both hands that she might sail in.
The only course at all consistent with her own self-respect was to resign her part.