Meaning of self-approval in English:


Pronunciation /sɛlfəˈpruːv(ə)l/


mass noun
  • Approval or appreciation of oneself.

    ‘he concluded the lecture with jovial self-approval’
    • ‘Pre-teen girls expressed concerns about body image and relationships, showing an alarming decline in self-approval.’
    • ‘‘I am a nice boy,’ David replied, surprising himself with his self-approval.’
    • ‘You can't postpone self-approval or happiness, or you're going to be disappointed.’
    • ‘My self-approval when I ticked an entry was quite a luxurious sensation.’
    smugness, self-satisfaction, self-approval, self-approbation, self-admiration, self-congratulation, self-regard