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English definition of “self-esteem”

self-esteem

noun [U]     /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 .Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
(Definition of self-esteem noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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