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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
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, place this reversed skull (scaled down to the human magnitude) among a plate of men's skulls, and you would involuntarily confound it with them; and remarking the depressions on one part of its summit, in phrenological phrase you would say --This man had no self-esteem, and no veneration.
Miss Dearborn's public explanation had shifted some of the weight from her heart, and she felt a trifle raised in her self-esteem.
I thought so too; and my self-esteem being wounded by the false charge, I answered promptly, "I never cried for such a thing in my life: I hate going out in the carriage.
fair no doubt, and worthy well Thy cherishing, thy honouring, and thy love, Not thy subjection: weigh with her thy self; Then value: Oft times nothing profits more Then self-esteem, grounded on just and right Well manag'd; of that skill the more thou know'st, The more she will acknowledge thee her Head, And to realities yeild all her shows; Made so adorn for thy delight the more, So awful, that with honour thou maist love Thy mate, who sees when thou art seen least wise.
In short he felt that while Anselmo's absence afforded time and opportunity he must press the siege of the fortress, and so he assailed her self-esteem with praises of her beauty, for there is nothing that more quickly reduces and levels the castle towers of fair women's vanity than vanity itself upon the tongue of flattery.
Passepartout was on the point of vigorously resenting the epithet, the reason of which he could not for the life of him comprehend; but he reflected that the unfortunate Fix was probably very much disappointed and humiliated in his self-esteem, after having so awkwardly followed a false scent around the world, and refrained.
Unfortunately this was not enough to satisfy my self-esteem.
Our fineness and beauty were extolled in a manner that was perfectly gratifying to the self-esteem of the whole family.
They have their own nature; they can of themselves minister to our self-esteem by the demand their qualities make upon our skill and their shortcomings upon our hardiness and endurance.
The Lord never made either year face or head for X What good can your bumps of ideality, comparison, self-esteem, conscientiousness, do you here?
And yesterday he was extremely correct and very full of extreme self-esteem which expressed itself in the exaggerated delicacy with which he talked.
In short, we are madly erring, through self-esteem, in believing man, in either his temporal or future destinies, to be of more moment in the universe than that vast "clod of the valley" which he tills and contemns, and to which he denies a soul for no more profound reason than that he does not behold it in operation.