Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Consideration of oneself or one's interests.
  • n. Self-respect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Regard or consideration for one's self.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

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Examples

  • The book's publisher, Simon & Schuster, released a maddeningly vague statement about it today: O: A Presidential Novel is a novel about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous author who has spent years observing politics and the fraught relationship between public image and self-regard.

    HUFFPOST HILL - Tucson Shooting Updates, Anonymous Dem House Member Weighs In

  • Michael White: As well as taking action to curtail reckless bonus structures we should also take time to laugh at the self-regard, greedy habits and often execrable taste of the super-rich

    Bankers' bonuses: Blind eye to blind rage | Editorial

  • “O: A Presidential Novel” is a novel about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous author who has spent years observing politics and the fraught relationship between public image and self-regard.

    New details about anonymous Obama novel

  • As Rodrigo Borgia he is comical in his self-regard and foppishness, ordering villages to be stripped of chattals or his enemies slayed before sinking back weakly into his papal throne, fingering the edges of his golden crown mumbling that God is verily moving within him.

    The Borgias: Grace Dent's TV OD

  • "Normal" nondepressed persons have what psychologists call "positive illusion"—that is, they possess a mildly high self-regard, a slightly inflated sense of how much they control the world around them.

    Depression in Command

  • Running the government, by nature a less coherent and controllable enterprise, would never be as satisfying to his self-regard as this.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • Now the incumbent Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, who is seeking a further term after 13 years distinguished, if that is the word, by self-regard and monumental complacency, is to face the ethics committee himself, following counter-claims by Mr Bin Hammam.

    Unthinkable? A freeze on Fifa

  • His self-involvement and self-regard restrict him as a novelist.

    Philip Roth protest had nothing to do with feminism, says Virago founder

  • Robert Nozick on the strong self-regard of intellectuals.

    Notable & Quotable

  • The familiar knock on Valentine is his self-regard—that he's a bit of a preener, that Bobby loves Bobby.

    Bobby's Boston Valentine

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