self-love
noun Date: 1563 love of self: a. conceit b. regard for one's own happiness or advantage • self-loving adjective

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  • Self-love — n. The love of one s self; desire for personal happiness; tendency to seek one s own benefit or advantage. Shak. [1913 Webster] Self love, the spring of motion, acts the soul. Pope. [1913 Webster] Syn: Selfishness. Usage: {Self love}, {Selfishne …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-love — self love, self esteem, *conceit, egotism, egoism, amour propre Analogous words: *pride, vanity, vainglory: complacency, self complacency, smugness, priggishness (see corresponding adjectives at COMPLACENT) Antonyms: self forgetfulness …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • self-love — [self′luv′] n. 1. love of oneself 2. regard for oneself and one s own interests …   English World dictionary

  • self-love — self′ love′ n. 1) the instinct or tendency to promote one s own welfare or well being 2) an excessive regard for one s own advantage and interests 3) conceit; vanity • Etymology: 1555–65 self′ lov′ing, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • SELF-LOVE — (Roget s Thesaurus II) Index self love noun egotism (2), egotist, snob adjective egotistic, snobbish, vain verb strut modesty …   English dictionary for students

  • self-love — self loving, adj. /self luv /, n. 1. the instinct by which one s actions are directed to the promotion of one s own welfare or well being, esp. an excessive regard for one s own advantage. 2. conceit; vanity. 3. narcissism (def. 2). [1555 65] * * …   Universalium

  • self-love — noun a) Regard for oneself, love of oneself. b) Excessive pride or vanity, over valuing the self …   Wiktionary

  • self-love — /sɛlf ˈlʌv/ (say self luv) noun 1. egotism; selfishness, narcissism. 2. the instinct by which one s actions are directed to the promotion of one s own welfare. 3. Philosophy the self respect that constitutes one s proper relation with oneself.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-love — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. vanity, conceit, self esteem; see arrogance , egotism …   English dictionary for students

  • self-love — n. 1 selfishness; self indulgence. 2 Philos. regard for one s own well being and happiness …   Useful english dictionary

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