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self-pride

[self-prahyd, self-]
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noun
  1. pride in one's abilities, status, possessions, etc.; self-esteem.

Origin of self-pride

First recorded in 1580–90
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Examples from the Web for self-pride

Historical Examples

  • He could not help it—the last spark of his self-pride was fighting for its life.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • But immediately a new, manly feeling of self-pride took possession of him.

    Foma Gordyeff

    Maxim Gorky

  • I have learnt that a measure of self-pride, of complacency, is essential to every human being.

    The Wonder

    J. D. Beresford

  • He had been so sure of himself (but self-pride had ever been his besetting sin).

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest

    Annie Nathan Meyer

  • Once I was eager and confident, filled with enthusiasm and self-pride.

    The Fifth Wheel

    Olive Higgins Prouty