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Improvement of one's condition through one's own efforts.
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the improvement of one's status, position, education, etc, by one's own efforts
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improvement of one's mind, character, etc., through one's own efforts.
self′-improv′ing, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-improvement - the act of improving yourself
autosuggestion, auto-suggestion, self-suggestion - a system for self-improvement developed by Emile Coue which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
reform - self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; "the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform"
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[ˌselfɪmˈpruːvmənt] Nautosuperación f
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He was eager for self-improvement. He felt himself very ignorant and very humble.
The same zeal for self-improvement, which led him to steal the much coveted arts of reading and writing, amid all the toil and discouragements of his early life, still led him to devote all his leisure time to self-cultivation.
If you are still capable of self-improvement, of which I am frankly unconvinced, you will surely return to London a wiser man."
Now do me the justice to observe that I am doing all I can towards self-improvement, and that you have a light thrown on those household implements which, when you only saw them as in a glass darkly, you were hastily--I must say hastily--inclined to depreciate.
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