Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: self-respecting
IPA transcription: [s,ɛlfɹɪsp'ɛktɪŋ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: dignified, self-respecting, self-respectful
    Meaning: having or showing self-esteem
Usage examples
  • "And, after all, it will not cost me more to build these cottages, and make thirty families more comfortable and more self-respecting, than it would to enlarge Cross Hall, as Mr. Chalmers advises me strongly to do--by building a new wing and adding a conservatory in the place of your modest little greenhouse.
  • I need scarcely add, but I will add for the benefit of those who do not know, that this attitude of self-respecting identification of interest and purpose is not only compatible with but can only exist when there is fine and real discipline, as thorough and genuine as the discipline that has always obtained in the most formidable fighting fleets and armies.