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Meaning of self-esteem

self-es•teem

Pronunciation: (self'i-stēm', self"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a realistic respect for or favorable impression of oneself; self-respect.
  2. an inordinately or exaggeratedly favorable impression of oneself.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.