Definition of amour propre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


amour propre

BrE BrE//ˌæmʊə ˈprɒprə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːmʊr ˈprɔːprə//
[uncountable] (formal, 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. Word OriginFrench.
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