One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Regard or consideration for oneself; self-respect.
egocentrism, egotism, egomania, introversion, self-seeking, self-serving, self-obsession, self-absorption, self-interest, self-loveView synonyms
- ‘A self-confessed hero-worshipper, he adroitly patched into a network of national self-regard and milked it for all it was worth.’
- ‘Teens who experienced their parents as insensitive and unavailable are at increased likelihood of depressed mood, poor self-regard, and aggression and hostility toward others.’
- ‘For some, he is a hero, all the more admirable in his magisterial self-regard.’
- ‘Keeping foreigners in cultural ghettos is thus a necessity for him, if he is to preserve his self-regard.’
- ‘He may be absolutely mild-mannered (even meek and wimpish) in most respects, but no original thinker or doer gets anywhere in any field without aggression and stupendously high self-regard.’
- ‘His constant self-regard often led him to be less than fully aware of his fellow human beings.’
- 1.1 Conceit; vanity.
conceit, conceitedness, self-conceit, narcissism, self-love, self-admiration, self-absorption, self-obsession, self-centredness, egotism, egoism, egocentrism, egomaniaView synonyms
- ‘The same self-regard is said to entice people to choose life partners who look and think like themselves.’
- ‘Now a roster of full-time co-presenters serves to dilute his self-regard.’
- ‘The position reeks of myopia, self-regard and opportunism.’
- ‘We need a disposal service for our collective neuroses, something to clear away the rubbish of our self-regard and pomposity.’
- ‘That applying to kindergarten should become such a cutthroat business is doubtless an only-in-New-York phenomenon, intertwined with New Yorkers' considerable self-regard.’
- ‘Her memoir bubbles with self-regard, and her ego may have caused her to misunderstand some events in her life.’
- ‘The greatest obstacle to our progress in love is our own self-love, our own ego and our self-regard.’
- ‘What is harder to change are institutional smugness and self-regard.’
- ‘They sat there, their laughter tinkling with self-regard, sublimely confident that everyone was looking at them and wanted to be them.’
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