Self-respect Self`-re*spect", n. Respect for one's self; regard for one's character; laudable self-esteem. [1913 Webster]

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  • self respect — [sɛlfʀɛspɛ] n. m. ÉTYM. D. i.; expr. angl., de self « soi même », et respect « respect, estime ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Estime de soi même. 0 Il fut choqué par la grossièreté et la vulgarité de ce très petit seigneur, qui froissait son goût esthétique et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • self-respect — proper regard for the dignity of one s person, 1795, from SELF (Cf. self) + RESPECT (Cf. respect) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-respect — self′ respect′ n. proper esteem or regard for the dignity of one s character • Etymology: 1605–15 self′ respect′ful, self′ respect′ing, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • self-respect — [self′ri spekt′] n. proper respect for oneself and one s worth as a person self respecting adj …   English World dictionary

  • self-respect — / self esteem [n] pride in oneself amour propre, conceit, confidence, dignity, egotism, faith in oneself, morale, narcissism, self assurance, self content, self regard, selfsatisfaction, vanity, worth; concepts 411,689 Ant. self doubt,… …   New thesaurus

  • self-respect — self re spect n [U] a feeling of being happy about your character, abilities, and beliefs →↑self esteem ▪ It s difficult to keep your self respect when you have been unemployed for a long time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-respect — ► NOUN ▪ pride and confidence in oneself. DERIVATIVES self respecting adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-respect — index integrity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-respect — noun VERB + SELF RESPECT ▪ have ▪ She has little self respect. ▪ lose ▪ You can t help but feel sorry for a man who has clearly lost all self respect. ▪ regain …   Collocations dictionary

  • self-respect — The capacity to bear one s own self scrutiny. The phrase is Hume s, but self respect is a central concern for ethical theorists working in the Kantian tradition. Self respect is a good, and is therefore to be distinguished from such neighbours as …   Philosophy dictionary

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