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noun as in belief in own integrity

noun as in self-esteem

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Someone recently sent me an old Joan Didion essay on self-respect that appeared in Vogue.

“No Scrubs,” an anthem about self-respect on the dating market.

Failures of mutual respect and inequality in self-respect are failures in an economy, and in a democratic culture.

The place where 10-million backpackers have lost their self-respect (hopefully just temporarily).

But more than that, Bud showed me how to save my self-respect and my honor.

No well-brought-up girl would allow herself to do so, my dear, she would have far too much self-respect.

To accept so much and still preserve one's self-respect would be impossible to ordinary men under ordinary circumstances.

And in that sudden rout of courage and self-respect one conscious thought alone remained.

Aguinaldoʼs scholarship is too meagre for an elevated position, and his dignity and self-respect too great for an inferior one.

It is impossible to refrain from applauding the king for this manifestation of spirit and self-respect.


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-respect, such as: dignity, pride, self-assurance, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.