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self-love

[ self-luhv ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈlʌv /
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noun
the instinct by which one's actions are directed to the promotion of one's own welfare or well-being, especially an excessive regard for one's own advantage.
conceit; vanity.
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Origin of self-love

First recorded in 1555–65

OTHER WORDS FROM self-love

self-loving, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-love

self-love

noun
the instinct or tendency to seek one's own well-being or to further one's own interest
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