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Antonyms for self-esteem

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-esteem, self-pride(noun)

    a feeling of pride in yourself

    Synonyms:
    self-pride

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. self-esteem

    Egoism is giving the "I" undue supremacy in thought; egotism is giving the "I" undue prominence in speech. Egotism is sometimes used in the sense of egoism, or supreme regard for oneself. Self-assertion is the claim by word, act, or manner of what one believes to be his due; self-conceit is an overestimate of one's own powers or deserts. Conceit is a briefer expression for self-conceit, with always an offensive implication; self-conceit is ridiculous or pitiable; conceit arouses resentment. There is a worthy self-confidence which springs from consciousness of rectitude and of power equal to demands. Self-assertion at times becomes a duty; but self-conceit is always a weakness. Self-consciousness is the keeping of one's thoughts upon oneself, with the constant anxious question of what others will think. Vanity is an overweening admiration of self, craving equal admiration from others; self-consciousness is commonly painful to its possessor, vanity always a source of satisfaction, except as it fails to receive its supposed due. Self-esteem is more solid and better founded than self-conceit; but is ordinarily a weakness, and never has the worthy sense of self-confidence. Compare ASSURANCE; PRIDE.

    Antonyms:
    bashfulness, deference, diffidence, humility, modesty, self-distrust, self-forgetfulness, shyness, unobtrusiveness, unostentatiousness

    Synonyms:
    conceit, egoism, egotism, self-assertion, self-conceit, self-confidence, self-consciousness, vanity

How to use self-esteem in a sentence?

  1. Paul Hokemeyer:

    We gain self esteem by doing esteemable acts

  2. J. Petit-Senn:

    Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.

  3. Nathaniel Branden:

    Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.

  4. Erica Renteria:

    It really boosted my self-esteem and it pushed me to accomplish my goals.

  5. Renae A. Sauter:

    You cannot fix, nor are you responsible for another persons low self esteem.

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#22457humility
#33716modesty
#35828deference
#50191shyness
#174555diffidence
#281008bashfulness

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