Definitions

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  • n. Self-regard, self-esteem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Self-love; self-esteem.

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

  • n. feelings of excessive pride

Etymologies

From French amour-propre. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But once he had done that, he listed other virtues with which interest, though never predominating (or they would not be virtues at all), is almost always concomitant — e.g., policy with gratitude and fidelity, amour propre with honor.

    An Exchange on Adam Smith

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