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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

self US Thesaurus

listen to your inner self

self- New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

forms hyphenated compounds except in selfmate, selfsame

one's self in self US English

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

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-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-murder US English


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-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

self-worth US English

Another term for self-esteem.

self-denial US Thesaurus

it took years of hard work and self-denial

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