amour-propre


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a·mour-pro·pre

 (ä-mo͞or-prôp′rə)
n.
Respect for oneself; self-esteem.

[French : amour, love + propre, own.]

amour-propre

(amurprɔprə)
n
self-respect

a•mour-pro•pre

(a murˈprɔ prə)

n. French.
self-esteem; self-respect.
[literally, self-love]

amour-propre

A French phrase meaning self-love, used to mean self-respect.
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amour-propre

noun
1. A sense of one's own dignity or worth:
2. A regarding of oneself with undue favor:
Slang: ego trip.
Translations

amour-propre

[ˈæmʊəˈprɒpr] Namor m propio

amour-propre

nEigenliebe f
References in classic literature ?
You see how it is,' he said to me, `where there is no chivalry, there is no amour-propre.
He was right, and as he spoke neither his look, tone, nor manner displeased me; my AMOUR-PROPRE was propitiated; he had not addressed me out of condescension, but because, having repaired to the cool dining-room for refreshment, he now wanted some one to talk to, by way of temporary amusement.
In the country, people have less pretension to knowledge, and are less of companions, but for that reason they affect one's amour-propre less: one makes less bad blood, and can follow one's own course more quietly.
Touche dans son amour-propre, Madoui ne manquera d'ailleurs pas d'annoncer son depart de l'equipe.
They are less concerned about their president's slamming-door farcical adventures in amour than they are about the blow to their amour-propre.
The amour-propre that sustains them in their delusions of omnipotence is punctured by the raucous irreverence of those who guffaw at their unsmiling menace.
Then, Rawls comes to Rousseau and discusses the issues of general will and amour-propre.
The notion of amour-propre is identified by Neuhouser as the foundation upon which Rousseau's diagnosis of the ills of modern civil society, his vision of a just society where everyone joins in the formation of a communal will and enjoys protection while remaining as free as beforehand, his "negative education" aimed at cultivating autonomy, and other aspects of his work all rest.