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1. self

noun. ['ˈsɛlf'] your consciousness of your own identity.

Synonyms

  • anima
  • ego

Antonyms

  • stranger
  • introvert
  • withholder

Etymology

  • self (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Self

  • shelf
  • selph
  • relph
  • relf
  • helf
  • delph
  • chelf

How do you pronounce self?

Pronounce self as sɛlf.

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Sentences with self


1. Noun, singular or mass
This system encouraged Roman citizens to look within, to find happiness and peace within the inner self.

Quotes about self


1. The goal of art was the vital expression of self.
- Alfred Stieglitz

2. Love is the outreach of self toward completion.
- Ralph W. Sockman

3. The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors.
- William Hazlitt

2. self-consciousness

noun. ['ˌsɛlfˈkɑːnʃəsnəs'] embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you.

Synonyms

  • uncomfortableness
  • embarrassment

Antonyms

  • disembarrassment
  • incognizance
  • unknowingness

3. self-satisfaction

noun. the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself.

Synonyms

  • self-complacency
  • complacency
  • smugness
  • satisfaction

Antonyms

  • discontentment
  • nonpayment
  • letdown
  • boredom

Etymology

  • satisfaction (English)
  • satisfactio (Latin)
  • self- (English)

4. self-sustaining

adjective. able to provide for your own needs without help from others.

Synonyms

  • independent
  • self-sufficient

Antonyms

  • joint
  • unfree
  • nonworker

5. self-confidence

noun. ['ˌsɛlfˈkɑːnfədəns'] freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities.

Synonyms

  • assurance
  • authority
  • uncertain
  • sure
  • self-assurance
  • unsure
  • certainty
  • incertain
  • sureness
  • confidence

Antonyms

  • uncertain
  • sure
  • unsure
  • uncertainty

Etymology

  • confidence (English)
  • confidentia (Latin)
  • self- (English)

6. self-confident

adjective. ['ˌsɛlfˈkɑːnfədənt'] showing poise and confidence in your own worth.

Synonyms

  • confident

Antonyms

  • diffidence
  • uncertain

Etymology

  • confident (English)
  • confidens (Latin)
  • self- (English)

7. self-respect

noun. ['ˌsɛlfrɪˈspɛkt'] the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect.

Synonyms

  • pridefulness
  • pride
  • self-worth
  • dignity

Antonyms

  • venial sin
  • dissatisfaction
  • humble
  • meekness

Etymology

  • respect (English)
  • respectus (Latin)
  • self- (English)

8. self-esteem

noun. a feeling of pride in yourself.

Synonyms

  • pridefulness
  • pride

Antonyms

  • venial sin
  • dissatisfaction
  • humble

Etymology

  • esteem (English)
  • self- (English)

9. self-determination

noun. ['ˈsɛlfdɪˌtɝːməˈneɪʃən'] government of a political unit by its own people.

Synonyms

  • self-rule
  • local option
  • home rule
  • liberty
  • self-government
  • autonomy

Etymology

  • determination (English)
  • self- (English)

10. self

noun. ['ˈsɛlf'] a person considered as a unique individual.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • number one
  • person
  • individual
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • adult
  • loser
  • unemotional person
  • worker

Etymology

  • self (Middle English (1100-1500))
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