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 Dictionary entry overview: What does self-respect mean? 

  The noun SELF-RESPECT has 1 sense:

1. the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

  Familiarity information: SELF-RESPECT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


dignity; self-regard; self-respect; self-worth; self-esteem

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("self-respect" is a kind of...):

pride (the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards)

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