Student Thesaurus

One entry found for self-esteem.
Entry Word: self-esteem
Function: noun
Text: 1 a reasonable or justifiable sense of one's worth or importance <friends and family have tried to help the shy child develop some self-esteem> -- see PRIDE 1
2 an often unjustified feeling of being pleased with oneself or with one's situation or achievements <his towering self-esteem made praise from other people entirely unnecessary> -- see COMPLACENCE
3 great faith in oneself or one's abilities <the kind of self-esteem that an actor needs to keep going in the face of constant discouragement and rejection> -- see CONFIDENCE 1