self Idioms & Phrases


By one's self

  • with only one's self near; alone; solitary. -
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coefficient of self induction

  • noun the ratio of the electromotive force produced in a circuit by self-induction to the rate of change of current producing it, expressed in henries
    coefficient of self induction.
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Denial of one's self

  • a declining of some gratification; restraint of one's appetites or propensities; self-denial.
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freedom from self-incrimination

  • noun the civil right (guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution) to refuse to answer questions or otherwise give testimony against yourself
    freedom from self-incrimination.
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In self-defense

  • (Law), in protection of self, it being permitted in law to a party on whom a grave wrong is attempted to resist the wrong, even at the peril of the life of the assailiant.
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Its self

  • . See Itself.
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Of one's self

  • by one's self; without help or prompting; spontaneously.
    Why, knows not Montague, that of itself England is safe, if true within itself? Shak.
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privilege against self incrimination

  • noun the civil right (guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution) to refuse to answer questions or otherwise give testimony against yourself
    freedom from self-incrimination.
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self acceptance

  • noun an acceptance of yourself as you are, warts and all
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self-abased

Self`-a*based" adjective

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  1. Humbled by consciousness of inferiority, unworthiness, guilt, or shame.
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self-abasement

  • noun voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
    penance; self-abasement.
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Self`-a*base"ment noun

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  1. Degradation of one's self by one's own act.
  2. Humiliation or abasement proceeding from consciousness of inferiority, guilt, or shame.
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self-abasing

Self`-a*bas"ing adjective

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  1. Lowering or humbling one's self.
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self-abhorrence

Self`-ab*hor"rence noun

Definitions
  1. Abhorrence of one's self.
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self-abnegating

  • adjective satellite used especially of behavior
    renunciative; self-abnegating; renunciant.
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self-abnegation

  • noun renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
    abnegation; denial; self-abnegation; self-denial.
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Self`-ab`ne*ga"tion noun

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  1. Self-denial; self-renunciation; self-sacrifice.
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self-absorbed

  • adjective satellite absorbed in your own interests or thoughts etc
    self-absorbed.
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self-absorption

  • noun preoccupation with yourself to the exclusion of everything else
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self-abuse

  • noun manual stimulation of your own genital organ for sexual pleasure
    self-abuse.
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Self`-abuse" noun

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  1. The abuse of one's own self, powers, or faculties.
  2. Self-deception; delusion. Obs. Shak.
  3. Masturbation; onanism; self-pollution.
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self-accusation

  • noun an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
    self-accusation.
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self-accused

Self"-ac*cused" adjective

Definitions
  1. Accused by one's self or by one's conscience. "Die self-accused." Cowper.
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self-acting

  • adjective satellite designed to activate or move or regulate itself
    self-acting; self-moving; self-activating.
    • a self-activating sprinkler system
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Self`-act"ing adjective

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  1. Acting of or by one's self or by itself; -- said especially of a machine or mechanism which is made to perform of or for itself what is usually done by human agency; automatic; as, a self-acting feed apparatus; a self-acting mule; a self-acting press.
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self-action

Self`-ac"tion noun

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  1. Action by, or originating in, one's self or itself.
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self-activating

  • adjective satellite designed to activate or move or regulate itself
    self-acting; self-moving; self-activating.
    • a self-activating sprinkler system
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self-active

Self`-ac"tive adjective

Definitions
  1. Acting of one's self or of itself; acting without depending on other agents.
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self-activity

Self`-ac*tiv"i*ty noun

Definitions
  1. The quality or state of being self-active; self-action.
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self-adapting program

  • noun a program that can change its performance in response to its environment
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self-addressed

  • adjective satellite addressed to yourself
    • enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope with all submissions
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self-adjusting

Self`-ad*just"ing adjective

Definitions
  1. (Mach.) Capable of assuming a desired position or condition with relation to other parts, under varying circumstances, without requiring to be adjusted by hand; -- said of a piece in machinery.
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self-admiration

Self`-ad`mi*ra"tion noun

Definitions
  1. Admiration of one's self.
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self-affairs

Self`-af*fairs" noun plural

Definitions
  1. One's own affairs; one's private business. Obs. Shak.
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self-affrighted

Self`-af*fright"ed adjective

Definitions
  1. Frightened at or by one's self. Shak.
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self-aggrandisement

  • noun an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
    self-aggrandisement; ego trip.
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self-aggrandising

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement
    self-aggrandising.
  • adjective satellite exhibiting self-importance
    crowing; braggart; big; boastful; cock-a-hoop; bragging; braggy; self-aggrandising.
    • big talk
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self-aggrandizement

  • noun an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
    self-aggrandisement; ego trip.
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Self`-ag*gran"dize*ment noun

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  1. The aggrandizement of one's self.
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self-aggrandizing

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement
    self-aggrandising.
  • adjective satellite exhibiting self-importance
    crowing; braggart; big; boastful; cock-a-hoop; bragging; braggy; self-aggrandising.
    • big talk
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self-analysis

  • noun a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives
    soul-searching.
  • noun the application of psychotherapeutic principles to the analysis of your own personality
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self-annihilated

Self`-an*ni"hi*la`ted adjective

Definitions
  1. Annihilated by one's self.
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self-annihilation

  • noun the act of killing yourself
    self-annihilation; suicide.
    • it is a crime to commit suicide
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Self`-an*ni`hi*la"tion noun

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  1. Annihilation by one's own acts; annihilation of one's desires. Addison.
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self-applause

Self`-ap*plause" noun

Definitions
  1. Applause of one's self.
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self-applying

Self`-ap*ply"ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Applying to or by one's self.
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self-appointed

  • adjective satellite designated or chosen by yourself
    • a self-appointed guardian of public morals
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self-approving

Self`-ap*prov"ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Approving one's own action or character by one's own judgment.
    One self-approving hour whole years outweighs Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas. Pope.
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self-asserting

  • adjective aggressively self-assured
    assertive; self-asserting.
    • an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue
    • pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act
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Self`-as*sert"ing adjective

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  1. asserting one's self, or one's own rights or claims; hence, putting one's self forward in a confident or assuming manner.
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self-assertion

  • noun the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others
  • noun the act of asserting yourself in an aggressive manner
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Self`-as*ser"tion noun

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  1. The act of asserting one's self, or one's own rights or claims; the quality of being self-asserting.
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self-assertive

  • adjective aggressively self-assured
    assertive; self-asserting.
    • an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue
    • pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act
  • adjective satellite offensively self-assertive
    bumptious.
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Self`-as*sert"ive adjective

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  1. Disposed to self-assertion; self-asserting.
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self-assertiveness

  • noun aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions
    assertiveness.
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self-assumed

Self`-as*sumed` adjective

Definitions
  1. Assumed by one's own act, or without authority.
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self-assurance

  • noun freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
    confidence; self-assurance; authority; sureness; assurance.
    • his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular
    • after that failure he lost his confidence
    • she spoke with authority
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self-assured

  • adjective satellite showing poise and confidence in your own worth
    self-assured.
    • hardly more than a boy but firm-knit and self-confident
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Self`-as*sured` adjective

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  1. Assured by or of one's self; self-reliant; complacent.
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self-aware

  • adjective satellite aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts
    self-aware.
    • self-conscious awareness
    • self-conscious about their roles as guardians of the social values"- D.M.Potter
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self-awareness

  • noun awareness of your own individuality
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self-balancing

  • adjective satellite of someone or something that balances himself or itself
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self-banished

Self`-ban"ished adjective

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  1. Exiled voluntarily.
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self-begetten

Self"-be*get"ten adjective

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  1. Begotten by one's self, or one's own powers.
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self-bern

Self"-bern` adjective

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  1. Born or produced by one's self.
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self-cconsistent

Self`-ccon*sist"ent adjective

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  1. Consistent with one's self or with itself; not deviation from the ordinary standard by which the conduct is guided; logically consistent throughout; having each part consistent with the rest.
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self-celored

Self`-cel"ored adjective

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  1. Being of a single color; -- applied to flowers, animals, and textile fabrics.
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self-centered

  • adjective limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
    self-centered; egocentric; egoistical; egoistic.
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Self`-cen"tered, Self`-cen"tred adjective

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  • Self-centered
  • Self-centred
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  1. Centered in itself, or in one's self.<-- of people? -->
    There hangs the ball of earth and water mixt, Self-centered and unmoved. Dryden.
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self-centeredness

  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-centeredness; egocentrism; egoism; self-concern.
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self-centering

Self`-cen"ter*ing, Self`-cen"tring adjective

Also
  • Self-centering
  • Self-centring
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  1. Centering in one's self.
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self-centration

Self`-cen*tra"tion noun

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  1. The quality or state of being self-centered.
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self-centred

  • adjective limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
    self-centered; egocentric; egoistical; egoistic.
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Self`-cen"tered, Self`-cen"tred adjective

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  • Self-centered
  • Self-centred
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  1. Centered in itself, or in one's self.<-- of people? -->
    There hangs the ball of earth and water mixt, Self-centered and unmoved. Dryden.
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self-charity

Self`-char"i*ty noun

Definitions
  1. Self-love. Obs. Shak.
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self-collected

  • adjective satellite in full control of your faculties
    equanimous; self-contained; self-collected; collected; poised.
    • the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination
    • perfectly poised and sure of himself
    • more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen
    • strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble
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self-color

Self"-col`or noun

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  1. A color not mixed or variegated.
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self-colored

  • adjective satellite of the same color throughout
    solid; self-colored.
    • solid color
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self-coloured

  • adjective satellite of the same color throughout
    solid; self-colored.
    • solid color
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self-command

  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-possession; willpower; self-control; self-command.
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Self`-com*mand" noun

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  1. Control over one's own feelings, temper, etc.; self-control.
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self-commune

Self`-com*mune" noun

Definitions
  1. Self-communion. R.
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self-communicative

Self`-com*mu"ni*ca*tive adjective

Definitions
  1. Imparting or communicating by its own powers.
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self-communion

Self`-com*mun"ion noun

Definitions
  1. Communion with one's self; thoughts about one's self.
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self-complacency

  • noun the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
    complacence; self-complacency; complacency.
    • his complacency was absolutely disgusting
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Self`-com*pla"cen*cy noun

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  1. The quality of being self-complacent. J. Foster.
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self-complacent

  • adjective satellite contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions
    complacent; self-complacent.
    • he had become complacent after years of success
    • his self-satisfied dignity
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self-conceit

Self`-con*ceit" noun

Definitions
  1. Conceit of one's self; an overweening opinion of one's powers or endowments. Syn. -- See Egotism.
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self-conceited

  • adjective satellite characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    swollen-headed; egotistic; swollen; conceited; vain; egotistical.
    • a conceited fool
    • an attitude of self-conceited arrogance
    • an egotistical disregard of others
    • so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty
    • growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary
    • vain about her clothes
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Self`-con*ceit"ed adjective

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  1. Having an overweening opinion of one's own powers, attainments; vain; conceited. -- Self`-con*ceit"ed*ness, n.
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self-conceitedly

  • adverb with conceit; in a conceited manner
    conceitedly.
    • he always acts so conceitedly!
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self-concern

  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-centeredness; egocentrism; egoism; self-concern.
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Self`-con*cern" noun

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  1. Concern for one's self.
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self-condemnation

  • noun an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
    self-accusation.
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Self`-con`dem*na"tion noun

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  1. Condemnation of one's self by one's own judgment.
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self-confessed

  • adjective satellite owned up to
    • his admitted doubts
    • the conceded error
    • a confessed murderer
    • a self-confessed plagiarist
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self-confidence

  • noun freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
    confidence; self-assurance; authority; sureness; assurance.
    • his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular
    • after that failure he lost his confidence
    • she spoke with authority
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Self`-con"fi*dence noun

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  1. The quality or state of being self-confident; self-reliance.
    A feeling of self-confidence which supported and sustained him. Beaconsfield.
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self-confident

  • adjective satellite showing poise and confidence in your own worth
    self-assured.
    • hardly more than a boy but firm-knit and self-confident
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Self`-con"fi*dent adjective

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  1. Confident of one's own strength or powers; relying on one's judgment or ability; self-reliant. -- Self`-con"fi*dent*ly, adv.
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self-conjugate

Self`-con"ju*gate adjective

Definitions
  1. (Geom.) Having the two things that are conjugate parts of the same figure; as, self-conjugate triangles.
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self-conscious

  • adjective satellite aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts
    self-aware.
    • self-conscious awareness
    • self-conscious about their roles as guardians of the social values"- D.M.Potter
  • adjective satellite excessively and uncomfortably conscious of your appearance or behavior
    • self-conscious teenagers
    • wondered if she could ever be untidy without feeling self-conscious about it
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Self`-con"scious adjective

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  1. Conscious of one's acts or state as belonging to, or originating in, one's self. "My self-conscious worth." Dryden.
  2. Conscious of one's self as an object of the observation of others; as, the speaker was too self-conscious.
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self-consciously

  • adverb in an uncomfortably self-conscious manner
    • the little girl self-consciously recited the poem
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self-consciousness

  • noun embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you
    uncomfortableness; uneasiness.
  • noun self-awareness plus the additional realization that others are similarly aware of you
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Self`-con"scious*ness noun

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  1. The quality or state of being self-conscious.
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self-considering

Self`-con*sid"er*ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Considering in one's own mind; deliberating. Pope.
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self-consistency

Self`-con*sist"en*cy noun

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  1. The quality or state of being self-consistent.
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self-consistent

  • adjective satellite not self-contradictory
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self-constituted

  • adjective satellite constituted by or established by itself
    self-constituted.
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self-consuming

Self`-con*sum"ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Consuming one's self or itself.
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self-contained

  • adjective satellite constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself
    • the university is like a self-contained city with shops and all amenities
  • adjective satellite in full control of your faculties
    equanimous; self-contained; self-collected; collected; poised.
    • the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination
    • perfectly poised and sure of himself
    • more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen
    • strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble
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Self`-con*tained" adjective

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  1. Having self-control; reserved; uncommunicative; wholly engrossed in one's self.
  2. (Mach.) Having all the essential working parts connected by a bedplate or framework, or contained in a case, etc., so that mutual relations of the parts do not depend upon fastening outside of the machine itself.
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self-contemplation

  • noun the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
    introspection; self-contemplation.
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self-contradiction

  • noun contradicting yourself
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Self`-con`tra*dic"tion noun

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  1. The act of contradicting one's self or itself; repugnancy in conceptions or in terms; a proposition consisting of two members, one of which contradicts the other; as, to be and not to be at the same time is a self-contradiction.
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self-contradictory

  • adjective satellite seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true
    paradoxical.
    • it is paradoxical that standing is more tiring than walking
  • adjective satellite in disagreement
    conflicting; contradictory; at odds.
    • the figures are at odds with our findings
    • contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"- John Morley
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Self`-con`tra*dict"o*ry adjective

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  1. Contradicting one's self or itself.
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self-control

  • noun the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
    self-denial; self-control.
  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-possession; willpower; self-control; self-command.
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Self`-con*trol" noun

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  1. Control of one's self; restraint exercised over one's self; self-command.
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self-convicted

Self`-con*vict"ed adjective

Definitions
  1. Convicted by one's own consciousness, knowledge, avowal, or acts.
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self-conviction

Self`-con*vic"tion noun

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  1. The act of convicting one's self, or the state of being self-convicted.
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self-created

Self`-cre*at"ed adjective

Definitions
  1. Created by one's self; not formed or constituted by another.
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self-criticism

  • noun criticism of yourself
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self-cultivation

  • noun the process of educating yourself
    self-cultivation.
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self-culture

Self`-cul"ture noun

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  1. Culture, training, or education of one's self by one's own efforts.
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self-deceit

  • noun a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it
    self-deceit.
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Self`-de*ceit" noun

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  1. The act of deceiving one's self, or the state of being self-deceived; self-deception.
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self-deceived

Self`-de*ceived" adjective

Definitions
  1. Deceived or misled respecting one's self by one's own mistake or error.
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self-deception

  • noun a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it
    self-deceit.
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Self`-de*cep"tion noun

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  1. Self-deceit.
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self-defeating

  • adjective satellite acting to defeat its own purpose
    • it is self-defeating...to ignore the progress of events
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self-defence

  • noun the act of defending yourself
    self-defense; self-defence.
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Self`-de*fence" noun

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  1. See Self-defense.
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self-defense

  • noun the act of defending yourself
    self-defense; self-defence.
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Self`-de*fense" noun

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  1. The act of defending one's own person, property, or reputation. Wharton.
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self-defensive

Self`-de*fen"sive adjective

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  1. Defending, or tending to defend, one's own person, property, or reputation.
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self-degradation

Self`-deg`ra*da"tion noun

Definitions
  1. The act of degrading one's self, or the state of being so degraded.
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self-delation

Self`-de*la"tion noun

Definitions
  1. Accusation of one's self. R. Milman.
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self-delusion

Self`-de*lu"sion noun

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  1. The act of deluding one's self, or the state of being thus deluded.
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self-denial

  • noun the trait of practicing self discipline
    self-denial.
  • noun the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
    self-denial; self-control.
  • noun renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
    abnegation; denial; self-abnegation; self-denial.
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Self`-de*ni"al noun

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  1. The denial of one's self; forbearing to gratify one's own desires; self-sacrifice.
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self-denying

  • adjective satellite willing to deprive yourself
    self-giving; self-denying.
  • adjective satellite used especially of behavior
    renunciative; self-abnegating; renunciant.
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Self`-de*ny"ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Refusing to gratify one's self; self-sacrificing. -- Self`-de*ny"ing*ly, adv.
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self-dependent

Self`-de*pend"ent adjective

Definitions
  1. Dependent on one's self; self-depending; self-reliant.
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self-depending

Self`-de*pend"ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Depending on one's self.
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self-depraved

Self`-de*praved" adjective

Definitions
  1. Corrupted or depraved by one's self. Milton.
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self-deprecating

  • adjective satellite conscious of your own shortcomings
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self-depreciation

  • noun a feeling of being of little worth
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self-destroy

  • verb do away with oneself or itself
    self-destroy.
    • The machine will self-destruct if you tamper with it
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self-destroyer

Self`-de*stroy"er noun

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  1. One who destroys himself; a suicide.
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self-destruct

  • verb do away with oneself or itself
    self-destroy.
    • The machine will self-destruct if you tamper with it
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self-destruction

  • noun the act of killing yourself
    self-annihilation; suicide.
    • it is a crime to commit suicide
  • noun the act of destroying yourself
    • his insistence was pure self-destruction
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Self`-de*struc"tion noun

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  1. The destruction of one's self; self-murder; suicide. Milton.
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self-destructive

  • adjective satellite dangerous to yourself or your interests
    suicidal.
    • suicidal impulses
    • a suicidal corporate takeover strategy
    • a kamikaze pilot
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Self`-de*struc"tive adjective

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  1. Destroying, or tending to destroy, one's self or itself; rucidal.
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self-determination

  • noun government of a political unit by its own people
    self-government; self-determination.
  • noun determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion
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Self`-de*ter`mi*na"tion noun

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  1. Determination by one's self; or, determination of one's acts or states without the necessitating force of motives; -- applied to the voluntary or activity.
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self-determining

Self`-de*ter"min*ing adjective

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  1. Capable of self-determination; as, the self-determining power of will.
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self-devised

Self`-de*vised" adjective

Definitions
  1. Devised by one's self.
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self-devoted

Self`-de*vot"ed adjective

Definitions
  1. Devoted in person, or by one's own will. Hawthorne.
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self-devotement

Self`-de*vote"ment noun

Definitions
  1. Self-devotion. R.
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self-devotion

Self`-de*vo"tion noun

Definitions
  1. The act of devoting one's self, or the state of being self-devoted; willingness to sacrifice one's own advantage or happiness for the sake of others; self-sacrifice.
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self-devouring

Self`-de*vour"ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Devouring one's self or itself. Danham.
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self-diffusive

Self`-dif*fu"sive adjective

Definitions
  1. Having power to diffuse itself; diffusing itself. Norris.
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self-digestion

  • noun lysis of plant or animal tissue by an internal process
    autolysis.
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self-directed

  • adjective satellite (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
    autonomous; self-directed.
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self-direction

  • noun personal independence
    self-direction; autonomy; self-reliance.
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self-discipline

  • noun the trait of practicing self discipline
    self-denial.
  • noun the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
    self-denial; self-control.
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Self`-dis"ci*pline noun

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  1. Correction or government of one's self for the sake of improvement.
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self-disciplined

  • adjective satellite used of nonindulgent persons
    self-disciplined.
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self-discovery

  • noun discovering your own individuality
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self-disgust

  • noun shame resulting from strong dislike of yourself or your actions
    self-disgust.
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self-distrust

  • noun lack of self-confidence
    diffidence; self-distrust.
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Self`-dis*trust" noun

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  1. Want of confidence in one' self; diffidence.
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self-doubt

  • noun lack of self-confidence
    diffidence; self-distrust.
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self-drive

  • noun a rented car
    u-drive; rent-a-car; car rental; you-drive; hire car.
    • she picked up a hire car at the airport and drove to her hotel
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self-educated

  • adjective satellite educated by your own efforts rather than by formal instruction
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Self`-ed"u*ca`ted adjective

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  1. Educated by one's own efforts, without instruction, or without pecuniary assistance from others.
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self-education

  • noun the process of educating yourself
    self-cultivation.
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self-effacement

  • noun withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous
    effacement.
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self-effacing

  • adjective satellite reluctant to draw attention to yourself
    reticent; retiring.
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self-elective

Self`-e*lect"ive adjective

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  1. Having the right of electing one's self, or, as a body, of electing its own members.
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self-employed

  • adjective working for yourself
    freelance; free-lance.
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self-employed person

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelance; freelancer; free-lance; free lance.
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self-enclosed

  • adjective satellite of self-imposed enclosure or confinement
    • a self-enclosed Jewish cosmos
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self-enjoyment

Self`-en*joy"ment noun

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  1. Enjoyment of one's self; self-satisfaction.
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self-established

  • adjective satellite constituted by or established by itself
    self-constituted.
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self-esteem

  • noun a feeling of pride in yourself
    self-esteem.
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Self`-es*teem" noun

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  1. The holding a good opinion of one's self; self-complacency.
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self-estimation

Self`-es`ti*ma"tion noun

Definitions
  1. The act of estimating one's self; self-esteem.
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self-evidence

Self`-ev"i*dence noun

Definitions
  1. The quality or state of being self-evident. Locke.
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self-evident

  • adjective satellite evident without proof or argument
    taken for granted; axiomatic.
    • an axiomatic truth
    • we hold these truths to be self-evident
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Self`-ev"i*dent adjective

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  1. Evident without proof or reasoning; producing certainty or conviction upon a bare presentation to the mind; as, a self-evident proposition or truth. -- Self`-ev"i*dent*ly, adv.
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self-evident truth

  • noun an assumption that is basic to an argument
    basic assumption; constatation.
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self-evidently

  • adverb in a self-evident manner
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self-evolution

Self`-ev`o*lu"tion noun

Definitions
  1. Evolution of one's self; development by inherent quality or power.
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self-exaltation

Self`-ex`al*ta"tion noun

Definitions
  1. The act of exalting one's self, or the state of being so exalted.
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self-examinant

Self`-ex*am"i*nant noun

Definitions
  1. One who examines himself; one given to self-examination.
    The humiliated self-examinant feels that there is evil in our nature as well as good. Coleridge.
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self-examination

  • noun the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
    introspection; self-contemplation.
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Self`-ex*am`i*na"tion noun

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  1. An examination into one's own state, conduct, and motives, particularly in regard to religious feelings and duties.
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self-examining

  • adjective given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences
    introspective; introverted.
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self-existence

Self`-ex*ist"ence noun

Definitions
  1. Inherent existence; existence possessed by virtue of a being's own nature, and independent of any other being or cause; -- an attribute peculiar to God. Blackmore.
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self-existent

Self`-ex*ist"ent adjective

Definitions
  1. Existing of or by himself,independent of any other being or cause; -- as, God is the only self-existent being.
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self-explaining

self`-ex*plain"ing adjective

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  1. Explaining itself; capable of being understood without explanation.
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self-explanatory

  • adjective satellite needing no explanation
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self-exposure

Self`-ex*po"sure noun

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  1. The act of exposing one's self; the state of being so exposed.
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self-expression

  • noun the expression of one's individuality (usually through creative activities)
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self-feeder

  • noun a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
    feeder.
    • the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock
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self-fertilisation

  • noun fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
    self-fertilisation.
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self-fertilised

  • adjective satellite fertilized by its own pollen
    self-fertilised; self-fertilized.
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self-fertilization

  • noun fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
    self-fertilisation.
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Self`-fer`ti*li*za"tion noun

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  1. (Bot.) The fertilization of a flower by pollen from the same flower and without outer aid; autogamy.
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self-fertilized

  • adjective satellite fertilized by its own pollen
    self-fertilised; self-fertilized.
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Self`-fer"ti*lized adjective

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  1. (Bot.) Fertilized by pollen from the same flower.
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self-flagellation

  • noun self-punishment inflicted by whipping
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self-forgetful

  • adjective satellite showing lack of self-interest
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self-fulfillment

  • noun the fulfillment of your capacities
    self-realisation; self-fulfillment.
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self-generated

  • adjective happening or arising without apparent external cause
    spontaneous.
    • spontaneous laughter
    • spontaneous combustion
    • a spontaneous abortion
  • adjective satellite originating from the self
    self-generated.
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self-giving

  • adjective satellite willing to deprive yourself
    self-giving; self-denying.
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self-glorious

Self`-glo"ri*ous adjective

Definitions
  1. Springing from vainglory or vanity; vain; boastful. Dryden.
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self-governing

  • adjective satellite (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
    independent; autonomous; sovereign.
    • an autonomous judiciary
    • a sovereign state
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self-government

  • noun government of a political unit by its own people
    self-government; self-determination.
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Self`-gov"ern*ment noun

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  1. The act of governing one's self, or the state of being governed by one's self; self-control; self-command.
  2. Hence, government of a community, state, or nation by the joint action of the mass of people constituting such a civil body; also, the state of being so governed; democratic government; democracy.
    It is to self-government, the great principle of popular representation and administration, -- the system that lets in all to participate in the councels that are to assign the good or evil to all, -- that we may owe what we are and what we hope to be. D. Webster.
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self-gratification

  • noun indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
    incontinence; dissoluteness.
  • noun the act of satisfying your own desires and giving yourself pleasure
    head trip.
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self-gratulation

Self`-grat`u*la"tion noun

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  1. Gratulation of one's self.
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self-hatred

  • noun shame resulting from strong dislike of yourself or your actions
    self-disgust.
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self-heal

  • noun decumbent blue-flowered European perennial thought to possess healing properties; naturalized throughout North America
    Prunella vulgaris; heal all.
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Self`-heal" noun

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  1. (Bot.) A blue-flowered labiate plant (Brunella vulgaris); the healall.
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self-healing

Self`-heal"ing adjective

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  1. Having the power or property of healing itself.
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self-help

  • noun the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else
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Self`-help" noun

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  1. The act of aiding one's self, without depending on the aid of others.
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self-homicide

Self`-hom"i*cide noun

Definitions
  1. The act of killing one's self; suicide. Hakewill.
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self-hypnosis

  • noun hypnosis induced by yourself
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self-ignorance

Self`-ig"no*rance noun

Definitions
  1. Ignorance of one's own character, powers, and limitations.
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self-ignorant

Self`-ig"no*rant adjective

Definitions
  1. Ignorant of one's self.
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self-imparting

Self`-im*part"ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Imparting by one's own, or by its own, powers and will. Norris.
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self-importance

  • noun an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
    ego; egotism.
  • noun an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
    swelled head; egotism.
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Self`-im*por"tance noun

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  1. An exaggerated estimate of one's own importance or merit, esp. as manifested by the conduct or manners; self-conceit.
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self-important

  • adjective satellite having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
    chesty; arrogant.
    • an arrogant official
    • arrogant claims
    • chesty as a peacock
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Self`-im*por"tant adjective

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  1. Having or manifesting an exaggerated idea of one's own importance or merit.
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self-imposed

  • adjective satellite voluntarily assumed or endured
    • self-imposed exile
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Self`-im*posed" adjective

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  1. Voluntarily taken on one's self; as, self-imposed tasks.
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self-imposture

Self`-im*pos"ture noun

Definitions
  1. Imposture practiced on one's self; self-deceit. South.
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self-improvement

  • noun the act of improving yourself
    self-improvement.
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self-incrimination

  • noun an accusation that incriminates yourself
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self-indignation

Self`-in`dig*na"tion noun

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  1. Indignation at one's own character or actions. Baxter.
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self-induced

  • adjective produced by electrical self-induction
  • adjective satellite brought about by yourself
    • self-induced vomiting
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self-inductance

  • noun the ratio of the electromotive force produced in a circuit by self-induction to the rate of change of current producing it, expressed in henries
    coefficient of self induction.
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self-induction

  • noun generation of an electromotive force (EMF) in a circuit by changing the current in that circuit; usually measured in henries
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self-indulgence

  • noun an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
    indulgence.
  • noun excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
    intemperateness; intemperance.
    • the intemperance of their language
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Self`-in*dul"gence noun

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  1. Indulgence of one's appetites, desires, or inclinations; -- the opposite of self-restraint, and self-denial.
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self-indulgent

  • adjective satellite indulgent of your own appetites and desires
    • a self-indulgent...way of looking at life"- Havelock Ellis
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Self`-in*dul"gent adjective

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  1. Indulging one's appetites, desires, etc., freely.
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self-indulgently

  • adverb in a self-indulgent manner
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self-insurance

  • noun insuring yourself by setting aside money to cover possible losses rather than by purchasing an insurance policy
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self-interest

  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    opportunism; expedience; self-interest.
  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-centeredness; egocentrism; egoism; self-concern.
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Self`-in"ter*est noun

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  1. Private interest; the interest or advantage of one's self.
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self-interested

Self`-in"ter*est*ed adjective

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  1. Particularly concerned for one's own interest or happiness.
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self-involution

Self`-in`vo*lu"tion noun

Definitions
  1. Involution in one's self; hence, abstraction of thought; reverie.
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self-involved

  • adjective satellite absorbed in your own interests or thoughts etc
    self-absorbed.
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self-justification

  • noun a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    excuse; exculpation; alibi.
    • he kept finding excuses to stay
    • every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
    • his transparent self-justification was unacceptable
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self-justifier

Self`-jus"ti*fi`er noun

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  1. One who excuses or justifies himself. J. M. Mason.
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self-kindled

Self`-kin"dled adjective

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  1. Kindled of itself, or without extraneous aid or power. Dryden.
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self-knowing

Self`-know"ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Knowing one's self, or one's own character, powers, and limitations.
  2. Knowing of itself, without help from another.
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self-knowledge

  • noun an understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities
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Self`-knowl"edge noun

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  1. Knowledge of one's self, or of one's own character, powers, limitations, etc.
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self-life

Self"-life` noun

Definitions
  1. Life for one's self; living solely or chiefly for one's own pleasure or good.
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self-limited

  • adjective relating to a disease that tends to run a definite course without treatment
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self-loader

  • noun a firearm that reloads itself
    autoloader.
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self-loading

  • adjective satellite (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously
    autoloading; semiautomatic.
    • an autoloading rifle
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self-locking

  • adjective satellite locking automatically when closed
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self-love

  • noun feelings of excessive pride
    conceit; amour propre; vanity.
  • noun an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself
    narcism; narcissism.
    • self-love that shut out everyone else
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Self`-love` noun

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  1. The love of one's self; desire of personal happiness; tendency to seek one's own benefit or advantage. Shak.
    Self-love, the spring of motion, acts the soul. Pope.
    Syn. -- Selfishness. -- Self-love, Selfishness. The term self-love is used in a twofold sense: 1. It denotes that longing for good or for well-being which actuates the breasts of all, entering into and characterizing every special desire. In this sense it has no moral quality, being, from the nature of the case, neither good nor evil. 2. It is applied to a voluntary regard for the gratification of special desires. In this sense it is morally good or bad according as these desires are conformed to duty or opposed to it. Selfishness is always voluntary and always wrong, being that regard to our own interests, gratification, etc., which is sought or indulged at the expense, and to the injury, of others. "So long as self-love does not degenerate into selfishness, it is quite compatible with true benevolence." Fleming. "Not only is the phrase self-love used as synonymous with the desire of happiness, but it is often confounded with the word selfishness, which certainly, in strict propriety, denotes a very different disposition of mind." Slewart.
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self-loving

  • adjective satellite characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
    egotistic; narcissistic; egotistical.
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self-luminous

  • adjective satellite having in itself the property of emitting light
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Self`-lu"mi*nous adjective

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  1. Possessing in itself the property of emitting light. Sir D. Brewster.
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self-made

  • adjective satellite having achieved success or recognition by your own efforts
    • a self-made millionaire
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Self"-made` adjective

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  1. Made by one's self.
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self-mettle

Self"-met`tle noun

Definitions
  1. Inborn mettle or courage; one's own temper. Obs. Shak.
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self-mortification

  • noun voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
    penance; self-abasement.
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self-motion

Self`-mo"tion noun

Definitions
  1. Motion given by inherent power, without external impulse; spontaneus or voluntary motion.
    Matter is not induced with self-motion. Cheyne.
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self-moved

Self`-moved" adjective

Definitions
  1. Moved by inherent power., without the aid of external impulse.
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self-moving

  • adjective satellite designed to activate or move or regulate itself
    self-acting; self-moving; self-activating.
    • a self-activating sprinkler system
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Self`-mov"ing adjective

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  1. Moving by inherent power, without the aid of external impulse.
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self-murder

Self`-mur"der adjective

Definitions
  1. Suicide.
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self-murderer

Self`-mur"der*er noun

Definitions
  1. A suicide.
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self-neglecting

Self`-neg*lect"ing noun

Definitions
  1. A neglecting of one's self, or of one's own interests.
    Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin As self-neglecting. Shak.
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self-one

Self`-one" adjective

Definitions
  1. Secret. Obs. Marston.
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self-opininating

Self`-o*pin"i*na`ting adjective

Definitions
  1. Beginning wwith, or springing from, one's self.
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self-opinion

Self`-o*pin"ion noun

Definitions
  1. Opinion, especially high opinion, of one's self; an overweening estimate of one's self or of one's own opinion. Collier.
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self-opinionated

  • adjective satellite obstinate in your opinions
    opinionated; opinionative.
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self-opinioned

Self`-o*pin"ioned adjective

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  1. Having a high opinion of one's self; opinionated; conceited. South.
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self-organisation

  • noun organizing yourself (especially organizing your own labor union)
    self-organisation.
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self-organization

  • noun organizing yourself (especially organizing your own labor union)
    self-organisation.
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self-partiality

Self`-par`ti*al"i*ty noun

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  1. That partiality to himself by which a man overrates his own worth when compared with others. Kames.
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self-perplexed

Self`-per*plexed" adjective

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  1. Perplexed by doubts originating in one's own mind.
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self-pity

  • noun a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings
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self-pollinated

  • adjective satellite fertilized by its own pollen
    self-fertilised; self-fertilized.
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self-pollinating

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of self-pollination
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self-pollination

  • noun fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers to the stigma of the same flower
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self-portrait

  • noun a portrait of yourself created by yourself
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self-posited

Self`-pos"it*ed adjective

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  1. Disposed or arranged by an action originating in one's self or in itself.
    These molecular blocks of salt are self-posited. Tyndall.
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self-positing

Self`-pos"it*ing adjective

Definitions
  1. The act of disposing or arranging one's self or itself.
    The self-positing of the molecules. R. Watts.
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self-possessed

  • adjective satellite in full control of your faculties
    equanimous; self-contained; self-collected; collected; poised.
    • the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination
    • perfectly poised and sure of himself
    • more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen
    • strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble
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Self"-pos*sessed" adjective

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  1. Composed or tranquill in mind, manner, etc.; undisturbed.
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self-possession

  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-possession; willpower; self-control; self-command.
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Self`-pos*ses"sion noun

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  1. The possession of one's powers; calmness; self-command; presence of mind; composure.
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self-praise

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    boasting; boast; jactitation.
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Self"-praise` noun

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  1. Praise of one's self.
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self-preservation

  • noun preservation of yourself from harm; a natural or instinctive tendency
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Self`-pres`er*va"tion noun

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  1. The preservation of one's self from destruction or injury.
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self-pride

  • noun a feeling of pride in yourself
    self-esteem.
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self-proclaimed

  • adjective satellite proclaimed to be or described as such by oneself, without endorsement by others
    • self-proclaimed experts
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self-produced

  • adjective satellite originating from the self
    self-generated.
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self-propagating

Self`-prop"a*ga`ting adjective

Definitions
  1. Propagating by one's self or by itself.
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self-propelled

  • adjective satellite containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement
    automotive; self-propelled.
    • a self-propelled vehicle
  • adjective satellite moved forward by its own force or momentum
    self-propelled.
    • a self-propelled egotist
    • the arms program is now self-propelled
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self-propelled vehicle

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion
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self-propelling

  • adjective satellite containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement
    automotive; self-propelled.
    • a self-propelled vehicle
  • adjective satellite moved forward by its own force or momentum
    self-propelled.
    • a self-propelled egotist
    • the arms program is now self-propelled
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self-protection

  • noun the act of defending yourself
    self-defense; self-defence.
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self-punishment

  • noun punishment inflicted on yourself
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self-raising flour

  • noun a commercially prepared mixture of flour and salt and a leavening agent
    self-raising flour.
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self-realisation

  • noun the fulfillment of your capacities
    self-realisation; self-fulfillment.
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self-realization

  • noun the fulfillment of your capacities
    self-realisation; self-fulfillment.
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self-referent

  • adjective satellite referring back to itself
    reflexive.
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self-reformation

  • noun the act of improving yourself
    self-improvement.
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self-regard

  • noun the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
    dignity; self-respect; self-regard.
    • it was beneath his dignity to cheat
    • showed his true dignity when under pressure
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self-registering

Self`-reg"is*ter*ing adjective

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  1. Registering itself; -- said of any instrument so contrived as to record its own indications of phenomena, whether continuously or at stated times, as at the maxima and minima of variations; as, a self-registering anemometer or barometer.
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self-registering thermometer

  • noun a thermometer that records the temperature automatically
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self-regulated

Self`-reg"u*la`ted adjective

Definitions
  1. Regulated by one's self or by itself.
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self-regulating

  • adjective satellite designed to activate or move or regulate itself
    self-acting; self-moving; self-activating.
    • a self-activating sprinkler system
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self-regulative

Self`-reg"u*la*tive adjective

Definitions
  1. Tending or serving to regulate one's self or itself. Whewell.
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self-reliance

  • noun personal independence
    self-direction; autonomy; self-reliance.
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Self`-re*li"ance noun

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  1. Reliance on one's own powers or judgment; self-trust.
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self-reliant

  • adjective satellite (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
    autonomous; self-directed.
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Self`-re*li"ant adjective

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  1. Reliant upon one's self; trusting to one's own powers or judgment.
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self-renewal

  • noun the act of renewing yourself (or itself)
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self-renewing

  • adjective of or relating to self-renewal
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self-renunciation

  • noun renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
    abnegation; denial; self-abnegation; self-denial.
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Self`-re*nun`ci*a"tion noun

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  1. The act of renouncing, or setting aside, one's own wishes, claims, etc.; self-sacrifice.
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self-repellency

Self`-re*pel"len*cy noun

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  1. The quality or state of being self-repelling.
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self-repelling

Self`-re*pel"ling adjective

Definitions
  1. Made up of parts, as molecules or atoms, which mutually repel each other; as, gases are self-repelling. gases aren't self-repelling! Like charges are.
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self-repetition

Self`-rep`e*ti"tion noun

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  1. Repetition of one's self or of one's acts; the saying or doing what one has already said or done.
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self-report inventory

  • noun a personality inventory in which a person is asked which of a list of traits and characteristics describe her or him or to indicate which behaviors and hypothetical choices he or she would make
    self-report inventory.
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self-report personality inventory

  • noun a personality inventory in which a person is asked which of a list of traits and characteristics describe her or him or to indicate which behaviors and hypothetical choices he or she would make
    self-report inventory.
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self-reproach

  • noun a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
    compunction; remorse.
  • noun the act of blaming yourself
    self-reproach.
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Self`-re*proach" noun

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  1. The act of reproaching one's self; censure by one's own conscience.
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self-reproached

Self`-re*proached" adjective

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  1. Reproached by one's own conscience or judgment.
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self-reproaching

Self`-re*proach"ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Reproaching one's self. -- Self`-re*proach"ing*ly, adv.
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self-reproof

  • noun the act of blaming yourself
    self-reproach.
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Self`-re*proof" noun

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  1. The act of reproving one's self; censure of one's conduct by one's own judgment.
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self-reproved

Self`-re*proved" adjective

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  1. Reproved by one's own conscience or one's own sense of guilt.
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self-reproving

Self`-re*prov"ing adjective

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  1. Reproving one's self; reproving by consciousness of guilt.
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self-reprovingly

Self`-re*prov"ing*ly adverb

Definitions
  1. In a self-reproving way.
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self-repugnant

Self`-re*pug"nant adjective

Definitions
  1. Self-contradictory; inconsistent. Brougham.
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self-repulsive

Self`-re*pul"sive adjective

Definitions
  1. Self-repelling.
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self-respect

  • noun the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
    dignity; self-respect; self-regard.
    • it was beneath his dignity to cheat
    • showed his true dignity when under pressure
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Self`-re*spect" noun

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  1. Respect for one's self; regard for one's character; laudable self-esteem.
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self-respectful

  • adjective satellite having or showing self-esteem
    dignified; self-respectful.
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self-respecting

  • adjective satellite having or showing self-esteem
    dignified; self-respectful.
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self-restrained

Self`-re*strained" adjective

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  1. Restrained by one's self or itself; restrained by one's own power or will.
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self-restraining

  • adjective satellite used of nonindulgent persons
    self-disciplined.
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self-restraint

  • noun exhibiting restraint imposed on the self
    temperateness.
    • an effective temperateness in debate
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Self`-re*straint" noun

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  1. Restraint over one's self; self-control; self-command.
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self-reverence

Self`-rev"er*ence noun

Definitions
  1. A reverent respect for one's self. Tennyson.
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self-righteous

  • adjective satellite excessively or hypocritically pious
    pharisaic; sanctimonious; holier-than-thou; pietistic; pharisaical; pietistical.
    • a sickening sanctimonious smile
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Self`-right"eous adjective

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  1. Righteous in one's own esteem; pharisaic.
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self-righteously

  • adverb in a sanctimonious manner
    sanctimoniously.
    • she was sanctimoniously criticizing everybody
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self-righteousness

Self`-right"eous*ness noun

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  1. The quality or state of being self-righteous; pharisaism.
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self-rising flour

  • noun a commercially prepared mixture of flour and salt and a leavening agent
    self-raising flour.
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self-rule

  • noun government of a political unit by its own people
    self-government; self-determination.
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self-sacrifice

  • noun acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
    selflessness.
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Self`-sac"ri*fice noun

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  1. The act of sacrificing one's self, or one's interest, for others; self-devotion.
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self-sacrificing

  • adjective satellite willing to deprive yourself
    self-giving; self-denying.
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Self`-sac"ri*fi`cing adjective

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  1. Yielding up one's own interest, ffeelings, etc; sacrificing one's self.
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self-satisfaction

  • noun the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
    complacence; self-complacency; complacency.
    • his complacency was absolutely disgusting
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Self`-sat`is*fac"tion noun

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  1. The quality or state of being self-satisfied.
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self-satisfied

  • adjective satellite marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction
    smug.
    • a smug glow of self-congratulation
  • adjective satellite contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions
    complacent; self-complacent.
    • he had become complacent after years of success
    • his self-satisfied dignity
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Self`-sat"is*fied adjective

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  1. Satisfied with one's self or one's actions; self-complacent.
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self-satisfying

Self`-sat"is*fy`ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Giving satisfaction to one's self.
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self-sealing

  • adjective satellite capable of sealing itself as after being pierced
    • self-sealing tires
  • adjective satellite seals without the application of moisture
    • self-sealing envelopes
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self-seeded

  • adjective satellite growing from seed dispersed by natural agency such as wind or birds
    self-sowed; self-seeded.
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self-seeker

  • noun a person who places expediency above principle
    opportunist.
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Self"-seek`er noun

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  1. One who seeks only his own interest, advantage, or pleasure.
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self-seeking

  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    opportunism; expedience; self-interest.
  • adjective satellite interested only in yourself
    self-seeking.
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Self"-seek`ing adjective

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  1. Seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfish. Arbuthnot.

Self"-seek`ing noun

Definitions
  1. The act or habit of seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfishness.
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self-service

  • noun the practice of serving yourself (as in a grocery or cafeteria)
  • adjective of or denoting an establishment (a restaurant or shop etc.) where customers serve themselves
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self-serving

  • adjective satellite interested only in yourself
    self-seeking.
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self-slaughter

Self`-slaugh"ter noun

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  1. Suicide. Shak.
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self-sowed

  • adjective satellite growing from seed dispersed by natural agency such as wind or birds
    self-sowed; self-seeded.
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self-sown

  • adjective satellite growing from seed dispersed by natural agency such as wind or birds
    self-sowed; self-seeded.
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self-starter

  • noun an energetic person with unusual initiative
  • noun an electric starting motor that automatically starts an internal-combustion engine
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self-stimulation

  • noun manual stimulation of your own genital organ for sexual pleasure
    self-abuse.
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self-styled

  • adjective satellite as claimed by and for yourself often without justification
    soi-disant.
    • the self-styled `doctor' has no degree of any kind
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self-sufficiency

  • noun personal independence
    self-direction; autonomy; self-reliance.
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Self`-suf*fi"cien*cy noun

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  1. The quality or state of being self-sufficient.
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self-sufficient

  • adjective satellite able to provide for your own needs without help from others
    self-sufficient; self-sufficing.
    • a self-sufficing economic unit
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Self`-suf*fi"cient adjective

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  1. Sufficient for one's self without external aid or coöperation.
    Neglect of friends can never be proved rational till we prove the person using it omnipotent and self-sufficient, and such as can never need any mortal assistance. South.
  2. Having an overweening confidence in one's own abilities or worth; hence, haughty; overbearing. "A rash and self-sufficient manner." I. Watts.
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self-sufficing

  • adjective satellite able to provide for your own needs without help from others
    self-sufficient; self-sufficing.
    • a self-sufficing economic unit
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Self`-suf*fi"cing adjective

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  1. Sufficing for one's self or for itself, without needing external aid; self-sufficient. -- Self`-suf*fi"cing*ness, n. J. C. Shairp.
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self-suggestion

  • noun a system for self-improvement developed by Emile Coue which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s
    auto-suggestion; autosuggestion.
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self-supporting

  • adjective satellite financially independent
    • now that my children are self-supporting
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self-suspended

Self`-sus*pend"ed adjective

Definitions
  1. Suspended by one's self or by itself; balanced. Southey.
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self-suspicious

Self`-sus*pi"cious adjective

Definitions
  1. Suspicious or distrustful of one's self. Baxter.
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self-sustained

  • adjective satellite needing no outside support
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self-sustaining

  • adjective satellite able to provide for your own needs without help from others
    self-sufficient; self-sufficing.
    • a self-sufficing economic unit
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self-taught

Self"-taught` adjective

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  1. Taught by one's own efforts.
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self-taught art

  • noun a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists
    naive art; primitive art; outsider art; vernacular art.
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self-torment

  • noun self-imposed distress
    self-torment.
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self-tormentor

Self`-tor*ment"or noun

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  1. One who torments himself.
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self-torture

  • noun self-imposed distress
    self-torment.
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Self`-tor"ture noun

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  1. The act of inflicting pain on one's self; pain inflicted on one's self.
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self-trust

Self"-trust` noun

Definitions
  1. Faith in one's self; self-reliance.
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self-uned

Self`-uned" adjective

Etymology
E. self + L. unus one.
Definitions
  1. One with itself; separate from others. Obs. Sylvester.
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self-view

Self"-view` noun

Definitions
  1. A view if one's self; specifically, carefulness or regard for one's own interests
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self-whispered

  • adjective satellite as if whispered to yourself
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self-will

  • noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    pigheadedness; stubbornness; obstinacy; obstinance; bullheadedness.
  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-possession; willpower; self-control; self-command.
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Self`-will" noun

Etymology
AS. selfwill.
Definitions
  1. One's own will, esp. when opposed to that of others; obstinacy.
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self-willed

  • adjective satellite habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
    willful; wilful; headstrong; froward.
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Self`-willed" adjective

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  1. Governed by one's own will; not yielding to the wishes of others; obstinate.
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self-willedness

Self`-willed"ness noun

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  1. Obstinacy. Sir W. Scott.
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self-winding

  • adjective satellite designed so that manual winding is unnecessary
    • a self-winding watch
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self-worship

  • noun the worship of yourself
    idiolatry; autolatry.
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Self"-wor`ship noun

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  1. The idolizing of one's self; immoderate self-conceit.
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self-worth

  • noun the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
    dignity; self-respect; self-regard.
    • it was beneath his dignity to cheat
    • showed his true dignity when under pressure
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self-wrong

Self"-wrong` noun

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  1. Wrong done by a person himself. Shak.
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To address one's self to

  • . (a) To prepare one's self for; to apply one's self to. (b) To direct one's speech or discourse to.
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To advantage one's self of

  • to avail one's self of. Obs.
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To advise one's self

  • to bethink one's self; to take counsel with one's self; to reflect; to consider. Obs.
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To appoint one's self

  • to resolve. Obs.
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To assert one's self

  • to claim or vindicate one's rights or position; to demand recognition.
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To avail one's self of

  • to make use of; take advantage of.
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To avise one's self

  • to consider with one's self, to reflect, to deliberate. Obs.
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To be beside one's self

  • to be out ob one's wits or senses.
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To be master of one's self

  • to have entire self-control; not to be governed by passion.
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To boast one's self

  • to speak with unbecoming confidence in, and approval of, one's self; followed by of and the thing to which the boasting relates. Archaic
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To brace one's self

  • to call up one's energies. "He braced himself for an effort which he was little able to make." -
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To bundle one's self up

  • to wrap one's self up warmly or cumbrously.
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To cast one's self onupon

  • to yield or submit one's self unreservedly to. as to the mercy of another.
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To collect one's self

  • to recover from surprise, embarrassment, or fear; to regain self-control.
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To come to one's self

  • to recover one's senses.
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To commune with one's selfone's heart

  • to think; to reflect; to meditate.
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To congratulate one's self

  • to rejoice; to feel satisfaction; to consider one's self happy or fortunate.
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To declare one's self

  • to avow one's opinion; to show openly what one thinks, or which side he espouses.
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To deny one's self

  • to decline the gratification of appetites or desires; to practice self-denial.
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To employ one's self

  • to apply or devote one's time and attention; to busy one's self.
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To endeavor one's self

  • to exert one's self strenuously to the fulfillment of a duty. Obs. "A just man that endeavoreth himself to leave all wickedness."
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To enjoy one's self

  • to feel pleasure; to be happy.
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To enlarge one's self

  • to give free vent to speech; to spread out discourse. "They enlarged themselves on this subject." Clarendon.
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To exert one's self

  • to use efforts or endeavors; to strive; to make an attempt.
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To find one's self

  • to be; to fare; often used in speaking of health; as, how do you find yourself this morning?
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To forget one's self

  • . (a) To become unmindful of one's own personality; to be lost in thought. (b) To be entirely unselfish. (c) To be guilty of what is unworthy of one; to lose one's dignity, temper, or self-control.
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To forswear one's self

  • to swear falsely; to peure one's self. "Thou shalt not forswear thyself."
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To gather one's self together

  • to collect and dispose one's powers for a great effort, as a beast crouches preparatory to a leap.
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To give one's self away

  • to make an inconsiderate surrender of one's cause, an unintentional disclosure of one's purposes, or the like. Colloq.
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To give one's self up

  • to abandon hope; to despair; to surrender one's self.
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To hide one's self

  • to put one's self in a condition to be safe; to secure protection. "A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself." Prov. xxii. 3.
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To hug one's self

  • to congratulate one's self; to chuckle.
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To lay hands on one's self, or To lay violent hands on one's self

  • to injure one's self; specif., to commit suicide.
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To lay one's self open to

  • to expose one's self to, as to an accusation.
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To lay one's self out

  • to strive earnestly.
    No selfish man will be concerned to lay out himself for the good of his country. Smalridge.
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To leave to one's self

  • to let (one) be alone; to cease caring for (one).
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To lose one's self

  • . (a) To forget or mistake the bearing of surrounding objects; as, to lose one's self in a great city. (b) To have the perceptive and rational power temporarily suspended; as, we lose ourselves in sleep .
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To magnify one's self

  • (Script.), to exhibit pride and haughtiness; to boast.
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To magnify one's self against

  • (Script.), to oppose with pride.
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To make an ass of one's self

  • to do or say something very foolish or absurd.
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To make one's self at home

  • to conduct one's self with as much freedom as if at home.
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To make one's self scarce

  • to decamp; to depart. Slang
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To make one's self understood

  • to make one's meaning clear.
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To make strange, To make one's self strange

  • . (a) To profess ignorance or astonishment . (b) To assume the character of a stranger . Gen. xlii. 7.
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To misconduct one's self

  • to behave improperly.
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To overshoot one's self

  • to venture too far; to assert too much.
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To pain one's self

  • to exert or trouble one's self; to take pains; to be solicitous. Obs. "She pained her to do all that she might."
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To promise one's self

  • . (a) To resolve; to determine; to vow . (b) To be assured; to have strong confidence.
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To propose to one's self

  • to intend; to design.
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To put, ∨ throw, one's self upon the country

  • to appeal to one's constituents; to stand trial before a jury.
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To read one's self in

  • to read about the Thirty-nine Articles and the Declaration of Assent, required of a clergyman of the Church of England when he first officiates in a new benefice.
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To refer one's self

  • to have recourse; to betake one's self; to make application; to appeal. Obs.
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To relate one's self

  • to vent thoughts in words. R.
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To repeat one's self

  • to do or say what one has already done or said.
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To report one's self

  • to betake one's self, as to a superior or one to whom service is due, and be in readiness to receive orders or do service.
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To repossess one's self of

  • (something), to acquire again (something lost).
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To roll one's self

  • to wallow.
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To serve one's self of

  • to avail one's self of; to make use of. A Gallicism
    I will serve myself of this concession. Chillingworth.
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To set one's self against

  • to place one's self in a state of enmity or opposition to.
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To shape one's self

  • to prepare; to make ready. Obs.
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To spare one's self

  • . (a) To act with reserve . Obs.
    Her thought that a lady should her spare. Chaucer.
    (b) To save one's self labor, punishment, or blame.
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To take upon one's self

  • . (a) To assume; to undertake; as, he takes upon himself to assert that the fact is capable of proof. (b) To appropriate to one's self; to allow to be imputed to, or inflicted upon, one's self; as, to take upon one's self a punishment .
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To throw one's self down

  • to lie down neglectively or suddenly.
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To throw one's self onupon

  • . (a) To fall upon. (b) To resign one's self to the favor, clemency, or sustain power of (another); to repose upon.
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To thrust one's self ininto

  • to obtrude upon, to intrude, as into a room; to enter (a place) where one is not invited or not welcome.
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To truss a personone's self

  • to adjust and fasten the clothing of; especially, to draw tight and tie the laces of garments. Obs. "Enter Honeysuckle, in his nightcap, trussing himself." J. Webster (1607).
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To use one's self

  • to behave. Obs. "Pray, forgive me, if I have used myself unmannerly." Shak.
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To worm one's self into

  • to enter into gradually by arts and insinuations; as, to worm one's self into favor.
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to ~ one's self

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  1. , to rely for authority. Obs.
    Authorizing himself, for the most part, upon other histories. Sir P. Sidney.
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united self-defense force of colombia

  • noun a terrorist organization in Colombia formed in 1997 as an umbrella for local and regional paramilitary groups; is financed by earnings from narcotics and serves to protect the economic interests of its members
    United Self-Defense Force of Colombia; AUC; Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia.
    • the AUC conducted over 800 assassinations in one year
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united self-defense group of colombia

  • noun a terrorist organization in Colombia formed in 1997 as an umbrella for local and regional paramilitary groups; is financed by earnings from narcotics and serves to protect the economic interests of its members
    United Self-Defense Force of Colombia; AUC; Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia.
    • the AUC conducted over 800 assassinations in one year
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