Main meanings of self-liking in English

: self-liking1self-liking2

self-liking1

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈlʌɪkɪŋ/

noun

  • In early use chiefly depreciative: self-regard, especially that considered excessive or arrogant; conceit. Later also with positive connotations: good opinion of oneself; due regard for one's own worth or abilities.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Chaloner (1521–1565), diplomat and writer. From self- + liking.

Main meanings of self-liking in English

: self-liking1self-liking2

self-liking2

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈlʌɪkɪŋ/

adjective

  • In early use depreciative: †full of excessive self-regard; conceited; arrogant (obsolete). In later use with positive connotations: having a good opinion of oneself; having due regard for one's own worth or abilities.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Cooper (c1517–1594), theologian and bishop of Winchester. From self- + like + -ing.