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Meaning of “self-respect” in the English Dictionary

"self-respect" in British English

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self-respectnoun [U]

uk   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   us   /ˌself.rɪˈspek.tɪŋ/
No self-respecting ​government would ​allow such ​atrocities to be ​carried out in ​itsname.
(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/
positivethoughts and ​feelings about yourself; ​self-esteem: His self-respect is ​based on ​solidachievement.
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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