Self is defined as the total being of a person, awareness of the individual or qualities of the individual.(noun)
Self is an informal word used to replace myself, himself, herself and yourself.(pronoun)
An example of self used as a pronoun is, "I will do the project with self and my brother."
The definition of self is of the same material or color.(adjective)
An example of self used as an adjective is the phrase a "self scarf" which means a scarf made of the same material as the shirt.
See self in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. selves
Origin: ME < OE, prob. < IE *selo- < base *se-, refl. pron., orig. separate, apart (> L sibi, se) + *(o)lo-, pron. suffix: basic sense “itself, by itself”
Origin: ME < OE < self: see self
See self in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. selves selves (sĕlvz)
Origin: Middle English, selfsame
Origin: , from Old English; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English
Origin: , from self, self; see self.
See self in Ologies
See also psychology.
the process of teaching oneself. —autodidact, n.
the worship of oneself.
the study of oneself.
an excessive liking for solitude.
a kind of self-love; narcissism. —autophile, n. —autophilic, adj.
an abnormal fear of being by oneself. Also called eremiophobia, eremophobia, monophobia.
the act or process of plagiarizing one’s own work.
a mode of life based on intuition and self-education in order to improve one’s character. —biosophist, n.
the state of being self-centered; greater concern about the self than others to an excessive degree. —egocentric, n., adj.
1. the philosophy or attitude of considering oneself the center of the universe.
2. the state or quality of being self-centered. —egocentric, n., adj.
an extreme individualism; thought and behavior based upon the premise that one’s individual self is the highest product, if not the totality, of existence. Cf. individualism. —egoist, n. —egoistic, adj.
a psychologically abnormal egotism. — egomaniac, n.
a deification of self.
the practice of thought, speech, and conduct expressing high self-regard or self-exaltation, usually without skepticism or humility. —egotist, n. —egotistical, adj.
1. the state of being a hermit.
2. an attitude favoring solitude and seclusion. —eremite, n. —eremitic, adj.
1. the act of directing one’s interest outward or to things outside the self.
2. the state of having thoughts and activities satisfied by things outside the self. Cf. introversion. —extravert, n. —extraversive, extravertive, adj.
the state or quality of being partisan or self-interested. —factional, adj. —factionalist, n.
the practice of independence in thought and action on the premise that the development and expression of an individual character and personality are of the utmost importance. Cf. egoism. —individualist, n. —individualistic, adj.
the act or process of becoming an individual or distinct entity.
1. the act of directing one’s interest inward or toward the self.
2. the state of being interested chiefly in one’s own inner thoughts, feelings, and processes. Cf. extraversion. —introvert, n. —introvertive, introversive, adj.
a dictatorial atmosphere brought about by a person’s demands based solely on his having uttered them.
an individual identity; selfhood. Also ipseity.
a theatrical performance or scene with a single actor who speaks alone.
1. the habit of talking to oneself; soliloquizing.
2. Obsolete a monologue. —monologist, n. —monologic, monological, adj.
an excessive admiration of oneself. Also narcism. —narcissist, narcist n. —narcissistic, narcistic, adj.
Archaic. the use of we in speaking of oneself.
the individual or personal characteristics of a person or object. —personalist, n. —personalistic, adj.
Obsolete, self love; an excessive regard for oneself.
the state of living apart from society, like a hermit. —recluse, n. —reclusive, adj.
a person who seeks solitude or removes himself from the society of others; a recluse.
the obsessive concentration on one’s self-interests. —selfist, n.
1. the act or custom of talking to oneself or talking when alone.
2. Drama, a speech in which a character reveals his thoughts to the audience but not to other characters in the play. —soliloquist, n.
1. the killing of oneself.
2. a person who has killed himself. —suicidal, adj.
Phrenology. the organ serving as the seat of instincts of self-preservation.
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