Definition of Self-respect

1. Noun. The quality of being worthy of esteem or respect. "Showed his true dignity when under pressure"

Exact synonyms: Dignity, Self-regard, Self-worth
Generic synonyms: Pride, Pridefulness
Derivative terms: Dignify



Definition of Self-respect

1. Noun. The knowledge of one's own worth, valuing one's self; pride. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-respect

self-registering thermometer
self-regulating
self-regulation
self-regulatory
self-reliance
self-reliant
self-renunciation
self-repelling
self-replicating
self-report inventory
self-report personality inventory
self-reproach
self-reproof
self-rescuer
self-rescuers
self-respect (current term)
self-respectful
self-respecting
self-restraint
self-retaining catheter
self-right
self-righteous
self-righteously
self-righteousness
self-rising
self-rising flour
self-rule
self-sabotage
self-sacrifice
self-sacrifices

Literary usage of Self-respect

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1. Human Nature and the Social Order by Charles Horton Cooley (1922)
"... self-respect, HONOR, SELF-REVERENCE— HUMILITY—MALADIES OF THE SOCIAL SELF—WITHDRAWAL— SELF-TRANSFORMATION—PHASES OF THE SELF CAUSED BY INCONGRUITY ..."

2. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1860)
"Self- respect.—As a being created in the high sphere of intelligent and moral existence, and possessed of an immortal nature, man enjoys, ..."

3. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and by Robert Christy (1887)
"self-respect. 1. All must respect those who respect themselves. Bea. Self-restraint. 1. Who restraineth himself in the use of things lawful will never ..."

4. Pushing to the Front: Or, Success Under Difficulties; a Book of Inspiration by Orison Swett Marden (1894)
"self-respect, —that corner-stone of all virtue. — JOHN HERSCHEL. Above all things, reverence yourself. —PYTHAGORAS. No one can disgrace us but ourselves. ..."

5. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Robert and William who allow themselves to be styled Bobby and Hilly must be either wanting in self-respect or be afflicted with a weak amiability that ..."

6. Ethics for Young People by Charles Carroll Everett (1891)
"self-respect is the foundation of all true manliness and womanliness. ... self-respect is largely the basis of the virtues that we have been considering. ..."

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