self-respect Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “self-respect” in the English Dictionary

"self-respect" in British English

See all translations

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)

"self-respect" in American English

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of self-respect?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“self-respect” in British English

“self-respect” in American English

Word of the Day

carnival

(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More