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amour propre

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noun amour pro·pre \ˌa-ˌmu̇r-ˈprōprə, ˌä-, -ˈprȯprə\

Definition of amour propre



Examples of amour propre

  1. <if amour propre is a virtue, then this actress's memoirs are among the greatest declarations of love ever written>



Origin of amour propre

French amour-propre, literally, love of oneself


First Known Use: 1775


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