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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [self ri-spekt]
    • /sɛlf rɪˈspɛkt/
    • /self rɪˈspekt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [self ri-spekt]
    • /sɛlf rɪˈspɛkt/

Definitions of self-respect word

  • noun self-respect proper esteem or regard for the dignity of one's character. 1
  • noun self-respect esteem for oneself 1
  • uncountable noun self-respect Self-respect is a feeling of confidence and pride in your own ability and worth. 0
  • noun self-respect a proper sense of one's own dignity and integrity 0
  • noun self-respect proper respect for oneself and one's worth as a person 0

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Origin of self-respect

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1605-15

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Parts of speech for Self-respect


self-respect popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for self-respect

noun self-respect

  • amour-propre — self-respect
  • bluntness — having an obtuse, thick, or dull edge or point; rounded; not sharp: a blunt pencil.
  • courtliness — polite, refined, or elegant: courtly manners.
  • dignity — bearing, conduct, or speech indicative of self-respect or appreciation of the formality or gravity of an occasion or situation.
  • face — the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin.

Top questions with self-respect

  • what is self-respect and why is it important?

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