Definition of amour propre in English:

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amour propre

Pronunciation: /aˌmʊə ˈprɒpr(ə)/
Pronunciation: /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
More example sentences
  • 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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