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 ?
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.
You see how it is,' he said to me, `where there is no chivalry, there is no amour-propre.
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.
I maintain that, in our primitive condition, in the true state of nature, amour-propre did not exist; for as each man regarded himself as the only observer of his actions, the only being in the universe who took any interest in him, and the sole judge of his deserts, no feeling arising from comparisons he could not be led to make could take root in his soul; and for the same reason, he could know neither hatred nor the desire for revenge, since these passions can spring only from a sense of injury.
Once the shop had opened - in a grand two-and-a-half story facade designed to satisfy Westboro's amour-propre - Westboro's downtown traffic woes remained about what they had always been.
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.
Rousseau's reasoning lies embedded in his view of amour-propre.
In these later sections amour-propre is also replaced three times by "vanity" and on one further occasion by "self-esteem.
The accommodation of La Rochefoucauld's text to the contemporary intellectual climate is also seen in the translator's own commentaries, particularly his refutation of the famous maxim on amour-propre, the opening remark in the first French edition, here no.