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Approval or appreciation of oneself.
smugness, self-satisfaction, self-approval, self-approbation, self-admiration, self-congratulation, self-regardView synonyms
- ‘Pre-teen girls expressed concerns about body image and relationships, showing an alarming decline in self-approval.’
- ‘You can't postpone self-approval or happiness, or you're going to be disappointed.’
- ‘‘I am a nice boy,’ David replied, surprising himself with his self-approval.’
- ‘My self-approval when I ticked an entry was quite a luxurious sensation.’
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