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Definition of amour propre noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


amour propre

NAmE//ɑˌmʊr ˈproʊprə//
, NAmE//əˌmʊr‑//
[uncountable] (from French)
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a feeling of pride in your own character and abilities Vanity and amour propre played a greater role in Catherine's policies than in those of any other ruler of the period.
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