amour-propre

[ a-moor-praw-pruh ]
/ a murˈprɔ prə /

noun French.

self-esteem; self-respect.

Nearby words

  1. amount at risk,
  2. amount of substance,
  3. amount to,
  4. amount to the same thing,
  5. amour,
  6. amowt,
  7. amoxicillin,
  8. amoxycillin,
  9. amoy,
  10. amp

Origin of amour-propre

literally, self-love

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British Dictionary definitions for amour-propre

amour-propre

/ French (amurprɔprə) /

noun

self-respect
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Word Origin and History for amour-propre

amour-propre

n.
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