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View synonyms for self-love

self-love

[ self-luhv ]

noun

  1. 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.
  2. conceit; vanity.


self-love

noun

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


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Other Words From

  • self-loving adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of self-love1

First recorded in 1555–65
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Example Sentences

For women, the love that dares not speak its name is self-love.

A huge part of self-love is being able to stand up for yourself when you are feeling taken advantage of.

He combines the shirtless self-love of Alex Rodriguez with the vicious psychopathy of Robert Mugabe.

Winfrey has long struggled with her weight and promoted self-love and positive body image.

He had to be awakened to the light of self-love and strong thinking freed from the influence of white folks.

A ruler who neglects all men of letters alike does not wound the self love of any man of letters.

A passion of wounded vanity, of disappointed self-love swept through her.

To obtain this precious harvest, garnered by self-love, a woman must be looked at.

His chagrin, his wounded self-love, his mortification at the unexpected turn of affairs unnerved him.

Reviewing those days, Mrs. Prency could say that utter selfishness and self-love had been her deepest sins.

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