Meaning of “self-esteem” in the English Dictionary

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"self-esteem" in British English

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self-esteemnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌself.ɪˈstiːm/ us /ˌself.ɪˈstiːm/

C1 belief and confidence in your own ability and value:

The compliments she received after the presentation boosted her self-esteem.
She suffers from low self-esteem and it prevents her from pursuing her goals.

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(Definition of “self-esteem” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-esteem" in American English

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self-esteemnoun [ U ]

us /ˌsel·fəˈstim/

respect for yourself:

The program is intended to build students’ self-esteem.
Does he suffer from low self-esteem?

(Definition of “self-esteem” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)