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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.

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