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self-respectnoun [U]

uk   /ˌself.rɪˈspekt/ us   /ˌself.rɪˈspekt/
C2 a feeling of respect for yourself that shows that you value yourself: He felt what he was being asked to do took away his dignity and self-respect.
self-respecting
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌself.rɪˈspek.tɪŋ/ us   /ˌself.rɪˈspek.tɪŋ/
No self-respecting government would allow such atrocities to be carried out in its name.
(Definition of self-respect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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self-respectnoun [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.
(Definition of self-respect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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