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self US English

A person’s essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action

self- US English

Of or directed toward oneself or itself

one's self in self US English

Used ironically to refer in specified glowing terms to oneself or someone else

self US Thesaurus

listen to your inner self

us self US English

In apposition to the first person plural pronoun we: for our part; personally; as far as we are concerned. Now rare.

non-self US English

Chiefly Philosophy. That which is not a self, or is not regarded as part of an individual's conscious self; the external world. Also: (especially in Buddhism) a state characterized by the absence of, or a lack of awareness of, any form of conscious, independent self.

not-self US English

That which is other than self; something different from the conscious self; the non-ego.

self-harm US English

Deliberate injury to oneself, typically as a manifestation of a psychological or psychiatric disorder

self-heal US English

A purple-flowered plant of the mint family that was formerly widely used for healing wounds. Native to Eurasia, it is now widespread throughout North America

self-help US English

The use of one’s own efforts and resources to achieve things without relying on others

self-love US English

Regard for one’s own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic)

self-made US English

Having become successful or rich by one’s own efforts

self-pity US English

Excessive, self-absorbed unhappiness over one’s own troubles

self-rule US English

Another term for self-government111.

self-seed US English

(Of a plant) propagate itself by seed

self-sow US English

(Of a plant) propagate itself by seed

self-abuse US English

Behavior that causes damage or harm to oneself

self-acting US English

(Of a machine or operation) acting without external influence or control; automatic

self-aware US English

Having conscious knowledge of one’s own character and feelings

self-build US English

The building of homes by their owners

self-deceit US English

Another term for self-deception.

self-denial US English

The denial of one’s own interests and needs; self-sacrifice

self-doubt US English

Lack of confidence in oneself and one’s abilities

self-drive US English

(Of a hired vehicle) driven by the person who hires the vehicle, rather than a professional driver

self-esteem US English

Confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect

self-faced US English

(Of stone) having an undressed surface

self-feeder US English

A furnace or machine that renews its own fuel or material automatically

self-guided US English

(Of a walk or visit to a tourist attraction) undertaken without the supervision of a tour guide

self-hatred US English

Intense dislike of oneself

self-image US English

The idea one has of one’s abilities, appearance, and personality

self-motion US English

Movement caused by oneself or itself, not by an external action or agent

self-named US English

Named after oneself or by oneself

self-parody US English

The intentional or inadvertent parodying or exaggeration of one’s usual behavior or speech

self-praise US English

Praise of oneself; boasting

self-rating US English

Evaluation of one’s own character, feelings, or behaviour, used as a tool in psychology to quantify people’s perception of themselves or assess mental health risks

self-regard US English

Regard or consideration for oneself; self-respect

self-report US English

Provide details about (one’s circumstances, typically one’s medical or psychological condition)

self-ruling US English

(Of a country or region) having the freedom to govern itself or control its own affairs

self-select US English

Choose for oneself

self-soothe US English

(Of a young child, especially one left to fall asleep on their own) stop crying without being comforted by a parent or caregiver

self-stick US English

Coated with an adhesive on one side for ready application to a surface

self-study US English

The devotion of time and attention to gaining knowledge of an academic subject without assistance from a teacher or tutor

self-styled US English

Using a description or title that one has given oneself

self-system US English

The complex of drives and responses relating to the self; the set of potentialities that develop in an individual’s character in response to parental and other external influences

self-tanner US English

A lotion containing ingredients that react with the skin to produce an artificial suntan

self-taught US English

Having acquired knowledge or skill on one’s own initiative rather than through formal instruction or training

self-timer US English

A mechanism in a camera that introduces a delay between the operation of the shutter release and the opening of the shutter, so that the photographer can be included in the photograph

self-titled US English

(Of an album, CD, etc.) having a title that is the same as the performer’s name

self-willed US English

Obstinately doing what one wants in spite of the wishes or orders of others

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