Definition of self-esteem in English:

self-esteem

noun

  • Confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect.

    ‘assertiveness training for those with low self-esteem’
    • ‘That is why people unemployed for a long time lose their self-esteem and sense of worth.’
    • ‘The events for primary school age children aim to boost young people's confidence and self-esteem.’
    • ‘These days it seems that men can also develop low self-esteem from media images of beautiful bodies.’
    • ‘Experts say the problem is closely linked to depression and low self-esteem.’
    • ‘The idea is to give the group members positive experiences which can help build self-esteem and confidence.’
    • ‘Looking at her now, it's difficult to believe she ever had a problem with confidence and self-esteem.’
    • ‘We hope to build people's confidence and self-esteem with these projects.’
    • ‘Use the time to try and build your self-esteem and confidence - learn to like yourself a bit more.’
    • ‘This study has raised new questions about why these children have such low self-esteem.’
    • ‘She had a very low self-esteem and lived a troubled life - but it is still a desperate and sad piece of news.’
    • ‘They have often been abused or exploited and have very low self-esteem.’
    • ‘No matter how far I may have sunk because of low self-esteem, there has always been a spirit of survival and hope.’
    • ‘In the book, Dale attributes her decision to a bout of low self-esteem coupled with a fear that her time had passed.’
    • ‘Low self-esteem is a common problem amongst students and many other people today.’
    • ‘It is hoped that the scheme will raise their self-esteem and increase pride in the community.’
    • ‘They may have low self-esteem and they see this interest in them as attractive.’
    • ‘Both bullies and victims need help to regain their confidence and self-esteem.’
    • ‘You can build your baby's confidence and self-esteem from the moment they're born.’
    • ‘Thomas, by his own admission, was extremely negative and had low self-esteem.’
    • ‘My self-esteem was so low that I used to walk down the street with my head down.’
    self-respect, self-regard, pride in one's abilities, pride in oneself abilities, faith in oneself, pride, dignity, morale, self-confidence, confidence, self-assurance, assurance
    amour propre
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Pronunciation:

self-esteem

/ˈˌself əˈstēm/