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self-respect

noun [U] uk   us   /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.
self-respecting
adjective [before noun] uk   us   /ˌself.rɪˈspek.tɪŋ/
No self-respecting government would allow such atrocities to be carried out in its name.
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