self-respecting
adjective Date: 1786 having or characterized by self-respect

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-respecting — self re specting adj [only before noun] having respect for yourself and your abilities and beliefs no/any self respecting ... would do sth ▪ No self respecting actor would appear in a porn movie …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-respecting — self re|spect|ing [ ,self rı spektıŋ ] adjective OFTEN HUMOROUS used for talking about people who have the qualities that a particular type of person should have: No self respecting carpenter would treat wood in this way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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

  • self-respecting — ADJ: ADJ n You can use self respecting with a noun describing a particular type of person to indicate that something is typical of, or necessary for, that type of person. He died as any self respecting gangster should in a hail of bullets... No… …   English dictionary

  • self-respecting — adjective (only before noun) having respect for yourself and your abilities and beliefs: no self respecting ... would do sth: No self respecting actor would appear in a porn movie …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-respecting — /ˈsɛlf rəspɛktɪŋ/ (say self ruhspekting) adjective 1. having or showing self respect. 2. having the qualities, behaviour, beliefs, etc. that are worthy of the particular type of person specified: any self respecting Marxist sees oppression as a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-respecting — adjective Having self respect, having pride or knowledge of ones own worth. No self respecting man would let such a jerk insult him so …   Wiktionary

  • self-respecting — UK [ˌself rɪˈspektɪŋ] / US adjective often humorous used for talking about people who have the qualities that a particular type of person should have No self respecting carpenter would treat wood in this way …   English dictionary

  • self-respecting — Synonyms and related words: complacent, consequential, erect, house proud, independent, narcissan, narcissine, narcissistic, narcistic, overproud, overweening, prideful, proud, proud as Lucifer, proud blooded, proud looking, proud minded, proud… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-respecting — adjective having or showing self esteem • Syn: ↑dignified, ↑self respectful • Similar to: ↑proud …   Useful english dictionary

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