What does self-respect mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dignity, self-respect, self-regard, self-worth(noun)

    the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

    "it was beneath his dignity to cheat"; "showed his true dignity when under pressure"


  1. self-respect(Noun)

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

    If you have no self-respect you can't respect others, because what value would you offer someone by giving the respect of one who is as lowly as you view yourself?

  2. Origin: self + respect

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-respect(noun)

    respect for one's self; regard for one's character; laudable self-esteem


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-respect in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-respect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Dwight D. Eisenhower:

    There is a limit to what the United States in self-respect can endure, that limit has now been reached.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Self-respect means not bending your head, and holding it high. Self-respect is the most important virtue. Never lose your self-respect.

  3. Fyodor Dostoevsky:

    If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.

  4. B. C. Forbes:

    Without self-respect there can be no genuine success. Success won at the cost of self-respect is not success ? for what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own self-respect.

  5. Emmanuel Nahshon:

    What happened (in Zurich) proves that the nuclear deal ... created an unbridled incentive to pour billions of dollars into Iran without it being required to changes its policy of terror and belligerence, greed begets attempts to grovel before the Iranian regime, with attendant loss of basic sense and self-respect.

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