Definition of self-respecting in US English:



  • 1Having self-respect.

    ‘proud, self-respecting mountain villagers’
    dignified, noble, worthy
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    1. 1.1humorous attributive A person who merits a particular role or name.
      ‘no self-respecting editor would run such an article’
      • ‘What if homeschooling is a choice of which self-respecting women should be proud?’
      • ‘I'd go to Lexington and make him confess to being something no self-respecting photographer should ever call himself: an artist.’
      • ‘No self-respecting editor would ever ask that question.’
      • ‘Any self-respecting Italian wears dark glasses, in winter, in summer, indoors and out, while eating or sleeping.’
      • ‘Some pitiable excuses were pleaded, and in a great many instances it was said that lack of boots and clothing had compelled self-respecting parents to keep their offspring at home.’



/ˈˌsɛlf rəˈspɛktɪŋ/