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self-respect

noun [U]  us   /ˈself·rɪˈspekt/
positive thoughts and feelings about yourself; self-esteem : His self-respect is based on solid achievement.
self-respecting
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈself·rɪˈspek·tɪŋ/
No self-respecting person would tolerate that.
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