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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dignity, self-respect, self-regard, self-worthnoun

    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-respectnoun

    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. Etymology: self + respect

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-respectnoun

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

Editors Contribution

  1. self-respect

    For us to naturally feel, know and have respect for ourselves, value our body, conscience, consciousness, mind, spirit and soul and to behave respectfully and responsibly.

    We have beautiful self-respect and it shows in our behaviour and how we behave toward other people in our family, work and communities.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 2, 2020  

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  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

Examples of self-respect in a Sentence

  1. Rabbi Abraham Heschel:

    Self-respect is the fruit of discipline the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

  2. Robert Byrne:

    In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.

  3. Charles Joseph Joe Clark:

    Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.

  4. Aurora Berill:

    Don't hurt your self-respect. Walk away and find real love.

  5. 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.

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