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English definition of “self-respect”

self-respect

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