Definition of amour propre in English:
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'.
Words that rhyme with amour propredouble entendre • genre • Le Nôtre • contra
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