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self·re·spect

self-respect

 
pronunciation:
self rih spekt
part of speech: noun
definition: the proper regard for oneself and one's worth as a person.
He lost his self-respect when he lost his job.
 
synonyms:
dignity, pride
similar words:
belief, honor, self-esteem
derivations: self-respectful (adj.), self-respecting (adj.)