Definition of self-approval in US English:



  • Approval or appreciation of oneself.

    • ‘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.’
    smugness, self-satisfaction, self-approbation, self-admiration, self-congratulation, self-regard
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