- self-esteem; self-respect.
Origin of amour-propre
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Examples from the Web for amour-propre
His amour-propre, his long fidelity, his deep affection—all were outraged.A Spirit in Prison
Then came that fatal 'amour-propre' that involved me originally in the pursuit, and I was silent.Arthur O'Leary
Charles James Lever
Now, bashfulness is almost always a sure sign of amour-propre.The Silver Lining
The wounds inflicted to his amour-propre by the Virginia Assembly were healing.
This wound to his amour-propre was compensated by the success of the last election.
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Word Origin and History for amour-propre
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