self-esteem

[ self-i-steem, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf ɪˈstim, ˌsɛlf- /

noun

a realistic respect for or favorable impression of oneself; self-respect.
an inordinately or exaggeratedly favorable impression of oneself.

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Origin of self-esteem

First recorded in 1650–60
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British Dictionary definitions for self-esteem

self-esteem

noun

respect for or a favourable opinion of oneself
an unduly high opinion of oneself; vanity
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