self-respecting

[ self-ri-spekt, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-respecting
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These Cape Codders are self-respecting and touchy, you know.

But there are some things a self-respecting chap can't stand.

He could say worse things to girls too decent and self-respecting to look at him at all.

He therefore accepted his condition philosophically; he was self-respecting.

I like a self-respecting fellow that honours his own person.'

Such a situation would have been intolerable to a self-respecting nation.

No self-respecting cave-man, I am sure, would have lived in such a hole.

But whatever I am, I am not fit to come into a self-respecting house.

This is what happened to this proud and self-respecting race!

She is one of the most dignified, self-respecting, high-minded women I ever knew.

WORD ORIGIN

also self respect, "proper regard for and care of the dignity of one's person," 1795, from self- + respect (n.). Related: Self-respecting.

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