Meaning of “self-respect” in the English Dictionary

"self-respect" in British English

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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.
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)

"self-respect" in American English

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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.
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)