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Definition of "self-esteem" []

  • Pride in oneself; self-respect. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "self-esteem" in a sentence
  • "Anyone who’s self-esteem is so bloated as to blind him/her from his/her faults does not have a ’self-esteem problem’."
  • "Before going any further, let’s accurately define the term self-esteem."
  • "The American Academy of Pediatrics guide to caring for babies and young children uses the word self-esteem ten times in the space of seven pages in the first chapter, and that doesn’t even count the numerous mentions of self-respect, confidence, and belief in oneself."