Definition of amour propre in English:

amour propre

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Pronunciation: /aˌmʊə ˈprɒpr(ə)
, amuʀ pʀɔpʀ/


[mass noun]
  • A sense of one’s own worth; self-respect: Pablo’s amour propre must have been tested by his short stature
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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.



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