Definition of amour propre in English:

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amour propre

Pronunciation: /ˌämo͝or ˈprôpr(ə)/


A sense of one’s own worth; self-respect: few indications in him of ordinary amour propre or common vanity
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  • That would violate their sense of amour propre and their self-image as the valiant victims.
  • But the Foreign Ministries of Europe were staffed by aristocrats motivated more by considerations of amour propre than common sense.
  • The more they are ignored, the greater their sense of outraged amour propre.


Late 18th century: French, literally 'self-esteem, vanity'.

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Syllabification: a·mour pro·pre

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