Self-respect Definition

sĕlfrĭ-spĕkt
noun
Proper respect for oneself and one's worth as a person.
Webster's New World
Self respect is defined as holding yourself in esteem and believing that you are good and worthy of being treated well.
An example of self respect is when you know you deserve to be treated right and, as a result, you do not tolerate others lying to you or treating you unfairly.
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Origin of Self-respect

  • self- +"Ž respect

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