What does amour-propre mean?

amour-propre meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1775, French, "sensitive and painful self-love, self-esteem;" see amour and proper. Vanity typically gives the meaning besides, &, if aswell, after that better. [Fowler] The term was at center English as appropriate love "self-love."

amour-propre - French to English


Sentence Examples with the word amour-propre

By this enterprise, which his whole tradition imposed upon him, he reckoned to flatter the amour-propre of his subjects, and rally to him the liberals and even the republicans, with their passion for propagandism.

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