Definition of self-respecting adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

self-respecting

 adjective
adjective
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[only before noun] Proud
 
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(especially in negative sentences) having pride in yourself because you believe that what you do is right and good No self-respecting journalist would ever work for that newspaper. Such subjects have become a feature of every self-respecting liberal studies programme. See related entries: Proud
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: self-respecting