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self-es·teem

(sĕlf′ĭ-stēm′)
n.
Pride in oneself; self-respect.

self-esteem

n
1. respect for or a favourable opinion of oneself
2. an unduly high opinion of oneself; vanity

self′-esteem′



n.
self-respect.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-esteem - a feeling of pride in yourself
pride, pridefulness - a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

self-esteem

noun self-respect, confidence, self-confidence, courage, vanity, boldness, self-reliance, self-assurance, self-regard, self-possession, amour-propre (French), faith in yourself, pride in yourself Poor self-esteem is at the centre of many difficulties.

self-esteem

noun
A sense of one's own dignity or worth:
Translations

self-esteem

[ˌselfɪsˈtiːm] Namor m propio

self-esteem

[ˌsɛlfɪsˈtiːm] nstima di sé

self-esteem

(selfiˈstiːm) noun
a person's respect for himself. My self-esteem suffered when I failed the exam.

self-esteem

n autoestima
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Yes," continued Elinor, gathering more resolution, as some of the worst was over, "Colonel Brandon means it as a testimony of his concern for what has lately passed--for the cruel situation in which the unjustifiable conduct of your family has placed you--a concern which I am sure Marianne, myself, and all your friends, must share; and likewise as a proof of his high esteem for your general character, and his particular approbation of your behaviour on the present occasion.
Nathless the Sheriff held him in high esteem, and made great talk of taking him along on the next hunting trip.
The ex-Minister Stein was there because his advice was useful and the Emperor Alexander held him in high esteem personally.
His honesty had never been questioned, so far as is known, and he was held in high esteem by all.
It had done immense service, and brought him into high esteem with the Circumlocution Office.
I have a great regard for Woodcourt, a high esteem for him; and I have been sounding him delicately about his plans.
But," added the third, "it may interest you, madam, to know that we are not men of low birth, but are all three sons of kings, and of kings, too, whom the world holds in high esteem.
On the other side know also thou that I On what I offer set as high esteem, Nor what I part with mean to give for naught, All these, which in a moment thou behold'st, The kingdoms of the world, to thee I give (For, given to me, I give to whom I please), No trifle; yet with this reserve, not else-- On this condition, if thou wilt fall down, And worship me as thy superior Lord (Easily done), and hold them all of me; For what can less so great a gift deserve?
We hold Bertrand in high esteem, for he has oft before been at great pains to furnish us with an honorable encounter.
So swiftly have events transpired since I recognized you beneath your disguise," she said, "that I have had no opportunity to assure you of my gratitude and the high esteem that your valor has won for you in my consideration.
It is refreshing to know that you hold my excellent friend, Sir Mulberry, in such high esteem.
favor, and is now held in high esteem by the most courageous.

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