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

  • n. The subjective concept of one's physical appearance based on self-observation and the reactions of others.

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  • n. The subjective inner picture of one's outward physical appearance.

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Examples

  • Her body image tips include "Great Big Shoes + Great Big Hair = Smaller-Looking Butt" and "Hang out at gay bars."

    Leslie Goldman: 'Dance Your Ass Off' Creator Talks Body Image

  • In another study, researchers in the Netherlands found that depressed, overweight individuals had more body image and eating concerns, lower self-esteem, and a higher body mass index BMI than nondepressed obese participants.

    The Life You Want

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