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amour-propre

[ a-moor-praw-pruh ]SEE DEFINITION OF amour-propre

Synonyms for amour-propre

  • confidence
  • self-assurance
  • self-confidence
  • self-esteem
  • self-regard
  • self-respect
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AMOUR-PROPRE

His amour-propre, his long fidelity, his deep affection—all were outraged.

Then came that fatal 'amour-propre' that involved me originally in the pursuit, and I was silent.

Now, bashfulness is almost always a sure sign of amour-propre.

The wounds inflicted to his amour-propre by the Virginia Assembly were healing.

This wound to his amour-propre was compensated by the success of the last election.

This wilfulness was attributed to his youth, and the impatience of his amour-propre.

"It's not so, not so at all," he cried, carried away and more and more mortified in his amour-propre.

The infidelity of Clementine Pichon touched his amour-propre a little, but he soon consoled himself for it.

I take very little account of quarrels where amour-propre alone is concerned, but I never forget real offenses.

We could not escape from it, lest we hurt the amour-propre of the cook, and it was late when we were ready for our last sortie.

WORD ORIGIN

1775, French, "sensitive self-love, self-esteem;" see amour and proper.

The term was in Middle English as proper love "self-love."

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