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self-knowledge Syllabification: self-knowl·edge
Pronunciation: /ˈˌself ˈnäləj/

Definition of self-knowledge in English:


Understanding of oneself or one’s own motives or character.
Example sentences
  • It is crucial to differentiate the phenomenon of self-awareness from discrete pieces of self-knowledge.
  • It was the best thing I ever did, apart from quitting smoking, and it gave me so much self-knowledge.
  • To me, self-knowledge equals freedom, and I believe that the key to all of this is freedom.


Example sentences
  • It helps that the lyrics included with Greatest Hits finally help explicate the song as more of a self-knowing lament about immaturity, rather than a tribute to it as I always thought.
  • In a very self-knowing way it parodies some of the elements of ‘traditional’ anime, and finds a way to spin it all out into a new blend of an unidentifiable genre.
  • You can recognize self-knowing original wakefulness and arrive in the natural state, genuinely and authentically.
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