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self-esteem

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n self-esteem a feeling of pride in yourself
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Self-esteem The holding a good opinion of one's self; self-complacency.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n self-esteem Esteem or good opinion of one's self; especially, an estimate of one's self that is too high.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Self-esteem the esteem or good opinion of one's self
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Quotations

  • Brian Tracy
    Brian%20Tracy
    “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”
  • Van Wyck Brooks
    Van Wyck Brooks
    “Nothing is so soothing to our self esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us.”
  • Irving Layton
    Irving Layton
    “Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.”
  • Jane Haddam
    Jane Haddam
    “In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect... and no.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.”
  • Maxwell Maltz
    Maxwell%20Maltz
    “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.

Usage

In literature:

The antagonism which his cousin, in all the insolence of her young beauty and vigorous self-esteem, had shown for him had been mutual.
"The Light of Scarthey" by Egerton Castle
But if, in self-defence, you raise a finger against one whom I esteem, I will denounce you!
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
That the justice should reject the idea so promptly and vigorously hurt his pride and self-esteem.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
After more than fifty years of self-sacrificing work in Madras, Father Ephraim died of old age, sincerely esteemed by all who knew him.
"The Story of Madras" by Glyn Barlow
This brute took a positive pleasure, I believe, in reducing my self-esteem.
"The Talking Horse" by F. Anstey
The day that you arrived here, you began by wounding the self-esteem of a priest.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
It tickled into some kind of life his deadened self-esteem.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
Let us next look for the sentiment of Pride, or Self-respect, which has been called Self-esteem.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, December 1887" by Various
On the contrary, it tends to self-esteem and selfishness.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
There is no sentiment of the human mind, unless it is self esteem, that is capable of resting on so unstable a foundation as hope.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
I had "whipped" a rude fellow, whom men esteemed a "bully;" and in self-defence had I acted.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
He had now to put the Sister on her guard at the expense of her self-esteem.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
Now the Pagans had a Divinity for every mood, so they never felt depressed or lowered in their own self-esteem.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
There is naught that can restore self-esteem to Edward Devereaux.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
She was deficient in self-esteem, and required to be encouraged.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
No cloud stood upon the horizon of his self-esteem nor did shadows darken his glowing hopes.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
England's strength resides in arrogant self-esteem, Germany's greatness in the modest appreciation of everything foreign.
"Gems (?) of German Thought" by Various
He was flattered, raised in his own self-esteem.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
They are the mere victories of vanity over self-esteem.
"Confessions Of Con Cregan An Irish Gil Blas" by Charles James Lever
Jan, too, had a very high temper, and resented, quick as a flash, any wound to his childish self-esteem.
"Jan Vedder's Wife" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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In poetry:

Art in thine own esteem a beast,
And dost thyself abhor?
The more thou hast of self-distaste,
Thy Husband loves the more.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

"Under The Knife" Lee County Woman Says Cosmetic Surgery Boosted Self Esteem.
Her self-esteem is very low.
Is Facebook Hurting Your Self-Esteem.
The group then converged on Times Square, where Dove 's Global self-esteem ambassador, Jess Weiner, and Palmer discussed Dove 's self-esteem efforts.
Positive self-esteem comes from regarding oneself as good, competent, and worthy of love.
Boost Your Self-Esteem, Increase Your Salon Success.
Latest Low Self Esteem News.
bullying, low self esteem, etc.
But one 10-year old is teaching other students all about self esteem.
High self-esteem doesn't necessarily come naturally.
Find everything you need to know about Low Self Esteem right here.
Girl Scout Troop Uses Bigfoot to Promote Self-Esteem .
Boosting Your Child's Self-Esteem .
Women Post More Facebook Photos to Raise Self-Esteem .
Cancer patients boost self-esteem at hospital salons.
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In science:

Marriage: Among the ‘reproductive age group’ of PWDs (1835 years), it was found that 60 percent of them were unmarried, which reflects the low level of social acceptance and high level of social stigma coupled with lack of self esteem.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Self image - many did not have self image. In other words they lack self esteem.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Government with the help from professionals should take proper steps to make these PWDs to live with self-esteem and feel that they are infact an integral part of the society.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
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