Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Pride in oneself; self-respect.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Esteem or good opinion of one's self; especially, an estimate of one's self that is too high.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The holding a good opinion of one's self; self-complacency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Personal feelings or opinions of oneself.

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

  • noun a feeling of pride in yourself

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

self- +‎ esteem

Examples

  • Anyone who’s self-esteem is so bloated as to blind him/her from his/her faults does not have a ’self-esteem problem’.

    dustbury.com » Esteem cleaned

  • Before going any further, let’s accurately define the term self-esteem.

    Parenting by the Book

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics guide to caring for babies and young children uses the word self-esteem ten times in the space of seven pages in the first chapter, and that doesn’t even count the numerous mentions of self-respect, confidence, and belief in oneself.

    Generation Me

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics guide to caring for babies and young children uses the word self-esteem ten times in the space of seven pages in the first chapter, and that doesn’t even count the numerous mentions of self-respect, confidence, and belief in oneself.

    Generation Me

  • The ability of your children to have a positive emotional reaction begins with a firm grounding in their feeling loved, secure, and competent, in other words, their self-esteem.

    Dr. Jim Taylor: Freak Out or Geek Out?: Children's Emotional Reactions to Achievement

  • Others have been dislocated from work, escaped from an abusive relationship or just have low self-esteem, which is where Mr. Ramchandani comes in.

    New Suits for New Starts

  • The ability of your children to have a positive emotional reaction begins with a firm grounding in their feeling loved, secure, and competent, in other words, their self-esteem.

    Dr. Jim Taylor: Freak Out or Geek Out?: Children's Emotional Reactions to Achievement

  • The ability of your children to have a positive emotional reaction begins with a firm grounding in their feeling loved, secure, and competent, in other words, their self-esteem.

    Dr. Jim Taylor: Freak Out or Geek Out?: Children's Emotional Reactions to Achievement

  • Low self-esteem translates into several things: subjecting oneself to abuse, both verbal and physical; believing that you cannot accomplish your dreams; and allowing others to dictate how you live your life.

    The Hot Box

  • It comes back again to the idea of self-esteem and feeling good about ourselves.

    Generation Me

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  • Argh!!

    June 29, 2008

  • What does it mean? ;-) (just kidding)

    June 29, 2008