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self-esteem

noun
     
self-esteem [uncountable]
the feeling of being satisfied with your own abilities, and that you deserve to be liked or respected [↪ self-respect]
raise/build (up)/boost somebody's self-esteem
Playing a sport can boost a girl's self-esteem.
low/poor self-esteem (=not much self-esteem)

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