self-love

self-love

[self-luhv]
noun
1.
the instinct by which one's actions are directed to the promotion of one's own welfare or well-being, especially an excessive regard for one's own advantage.
2.
conceit; vanity.
3.
narcissism ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1555–65

self-loving, adjective
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self-love
 
n
the instinct or tendency to seek one's own well-being or to further one's own interest

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self-love n.
The instinct or desire to promote one's own well-being; regard for or love of one's self.

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