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self-approval

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Pronunciation: /sɛlfəˈpruːv(ə)l
 
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Definition of self-approval in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Approval or appreciation of oneself: he concluded the lecture with jovial self-approval
More example sentences
  • Pre-teen girls expressed concerns about body image and relationships, showing an alarming decline in self-approval.
  • ‘I am a nice boy,’ David replied, surprising himself with his self-approval.
  • You can't postpone self-approval or happiness, or you're going to be disappointed.

Derivatives

self-approving

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • I yelled - to self-approving nods, whistles and some applause.
  • After you've explored your past make an effort to be more self-approving.

self-approvingly

2
adverb

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