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self-love Syllabification: self-love
Pronunciation: /ˈˌself ˈləv/

Definition of self-love in English:


Regard for one’s own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic).
Example sentences
  • We should not conclude that pity or other instinctual affections, or even rational self-love, are bad.
  • He takes it for granted that self-love is properly condemned whenever it can be shown to be harmful to the community.
  • Attempts have been made to subordinate sympathy to self-love, but they appear to me perverse.


Example sentences
  • The most self-loving thing you can do is refuse to participate in your husband's self-destructive behavior.
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