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self

 (sĕlf)
n. pl. selves (sĕlvz)
1. The total, essential, or particular being of a person; the individual: "An actor's instrument is the self" (Joan Juliet Buck).
2. The essential qualities distinguishing one person from another; individuality: "He would walk a little first along the southern walls, shed his European self, fully enter this world" (Howard Kaplan).
3. One's consciousness of one's own being or identity; the ego: "For some of us, the self's natural doubts are given in mesmerizing amplification by way of critics' negative assessments of our writing" (Joyce Carol Oates).
4. One's own interests, welfare, or advantage: thinking of self alone.
5. Immunology That which the immune system identifies as belonging to the body: tissues no longer recognized as self.
pron.
Myself, yourself, himself, or herself: a living wage for self and family.
adj.
1. Of the same character throughout.
2. Of the same material as the article with which it is used: a dress with a self belt.
3. Obsolete Same or identical.
intr.v. selfed, self·ing, selfs
To fertilize or pollinate itself. Used of hermaphroditic organisms.

[Middle English, selfsame, from Old English; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

self

(sɛlf)
n, pl selves (sɛlvz)
1. the distinct individuality or identity of a person or thing
2. a person's usual or typical bodily make-up or personal characteristics: she looked her old self again.
3. good self good selves rare a polite way of referring to or addressing a person (or persons), used following your, his, her, or their
4. one's own welfare or interests: he only thinks of self.
5. (Philosophy) an individual's consciousness of his own identity or being
6. (Philosophy) the self philosophy that which is essential to an individual, esp the mind or soul in Cartesian metaphysics; the ego
7. (Breeds) a bird, animal, etc, that is a single colour throughout, esp a self-coloured pigeon
pron
not standard myself, yourself, etc: seats for self and wife.
adj
8. of the same colour or material: a dress with a self belt. See also self-coloured
9. obsolete the same
[Old English seolf; related to Old Norse sjālfr, Gothic silba, Old High German selb]

self

(sɛlf)

n.andpron., pl. selves,
adj. n.
1. a person or thing referred to with respect to complete individuality: one's own self.
2. a person's nature, character, etc.: his better self.
3. personal interest.
4. Philos. the subject of experience as contrasted with the object of experience; ego.
5. any of the natural constituents of the body that are normally not subject to attack by components of the immune system.
pron.
6. myself, herself, etc.: to make a check payable to self.
adj.
7. being the same throughout; uniform.
8. being of one piece with or the same material as the rest.
9. Obs. same.
[before 900; Old English self, selfa, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon self, Old High German selb, Old Norse sjalfr, Gothic silba]

self-

a combining form of self, appearing in various parts of speech, usu. with the implied notion that the agent and object or recipient of a given transitive predicate are identical (self-control; self-government; self-help; self-portrait), or that the subject of a given predicate acts or is effective without assistance (self-adhesive; self-loading; self-study).

Self

See also psychology.

the process of teaching oneself. — autodidact, n.
the worship of oneself.
the study of oneself.
an excessive liking for solitude.
a kind of self-love; narcissism. — autophile, n. — autophilic, adj.
an abnormal fear of being by oneself. Also called eremiophobia, eremophobia, monophobia.
the act or process of plagiarizing one’s own work.
a mode of life based on intuition and self-education in order to improve one’s character. — biosophist, n.
the state of being self-centered; greater concern about the self than others to an excessive degree. — egocentric, n., adj.
1. the philosophy or attitude of considering oneself the center of the universe.
2. the state or quality of being self-centered. — egocentric, n., adj.
an extreme individualism; thought and behavior based upon the premise that one’s individual self is the highest product, if not the totality, of existence. Cf. individualism. — egoist, n. — egoistic, adj.
a psychologically abnormal egotism. — egomaniac, n.
a deification of self.
the practice of thought, speech, and conduct expressing high self-regard or self-exaltation, usually without skepticism or humility. — egotist, n. — egotistical, adj.
autophobia.
1. the state of being a hermit.
2. an attitude favoring solitude and seclusion. — eremite, n. — eremitic, adj.
Psychology.
1. the act of directing one’s interest outward or to things outside the self.
2. the state of having thoughts and activities satisfied by things outside the self. Cf. introversion. — extravert, n. — extraversive, extravertive, adj.
the state or quality of being partisan or self-interested. — factional, adj. — factionalist, n.
the practice of independence in thought and action on the premise that the development and expression of an individual character and personality are of the utmost importance. Cf. egoism. — individualist, n. — individualistic, adj.
the act or process of becoming an individual or distinct entity.
1. the act of directing one’s interest inward or toward the self.
2. the state of being interested chiefly in one’s own inner thoughts, feelings, and processes. Cf. extraversion. — introvert, n. — introvertive, introversive, adj.
a dictatorial atmosphere brought about by a person’s demands based solely on his having uttered them.
an individual identity; selfhood. Also ipseity.
a theatrical performance or scene with a single actor who speaks alone.
1. the habit of talking to oneself; soliloquizing.
2. Obsolete a monologue. — monologist, n. — monologic, monological, adj.
autophobia.
an excessive admiration of oneself. Also narcism. — narcissist, narcist n. — narcissistic, narcistic, adj.
Archaic. the use of we in speaking of oneself.
the individual or personal characteristics of a person or object. — personalist, n. — personalistic, adj.
Obsolete, self love; an excessive regard for oneself.
the state of living apart from society, like a hermit. — recluse, n. — reclusive, adj.
a person who seeks solitude or removes himself from the society of others; a recluse.
the obsessive concentration on one’s self-interests. — selfist, n.
1. the act or custom of talking to oneself or talking when alone.
2. Drama, a speech in which a character reveals his thoughts to the audience but not to other characters in the play. — soliloquist, n.
1. the killing of oneself.
2. a person who has killed himself. — suicidal, adj.
Phrenology. the organ serving as the seat of instincts of self-preservation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self - your consciousness of your own identityself - your consciousness of your own identity
consciousness - an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation; "he lost consciousness"
anima - (Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious
2.self - a person considered as a unique individual; "one's own self"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
number one - a reference to yourself or myself etc.; `take care of number one' means to put your own interests first
Adj.1.self - (used as a combining form) relating to--of or by or to or from or for--the self; "self-knowledge"; "self-proclaimed"; "self-induced"

self

noun
1. personality, character, temperament, identity, temper, disposition, individuality She was back to her old self again.
2. soul, spirit, psyche, heart of hearts, innermost feelings, inner person I want to explore and get in touch with my inner self.
Related words
like egomania, megalomania

self

noun
An individual's awareness of what constitutes his or her essential nature and distinguishes him or her from all others:
Translations
مَصْلَحَةٌ ذاتِيَّهنَفْس الإنسان وجَسَدُه
osobnostvlastní osoba
selvsig selv
persónan sjálfsjálfur
nesavanaudiškainesavanaudiškasnesavanaudiškumassavanaudissavanaudiškai
ego-paš-pats
vlastná osoba
själv
benkendikendi menfaatikişisel çıkar

self

[self] N (selves (pl)) → uno/a mismo/a m/f
the selfel yo
my better selfmi lado bueno
my former selfel que era
my true selfmi verdadero yo
he's quite his old self againvuelve a ser el que era
if your good self could possibly (o.f., also hum) → si usted tuviera la suprema amabilidad de ...
he thinks of nothing but selfno piensa más que en sí mismo

self

[ˈsɛlf] [selves] (pl) n
the self → le moi inv
to be one's normal self again → redevenir soi-même
She was her normal self again → Elle était redevenue elle-même.
one's true self
I wanted to discover my true self → Je voulais découvrir ma vraie personnalité.self-absorbed [ˌsɛlfəbˈzɔːrbd] adj [person] → égocentriqueself-abuse [ˌsɛlfəˈbjuːs] n (= self-destructive behaviour) → conduite f autodestructrice (= self-harming) → automutilation fself-addressed envelope nenveloppe f libellée à l'adresse de l'expéditeur
send a self-addressed envelope → envoyez une enveloppe libellée à votre adresseself-adhesive [ˌsɛlfədˈhiːsɪv] adjautocollant(e)self-appointed [ˌsɛlfəˈpɔɪntɪd] adj [expert, leader] → autoproclamé(e)self-assembly [ˌsɛlfəˈsɛmbli] adj [furniture, shelves, table] → en kit
self-assembly furniture → des meubles en kit
a range of self-assembly bedroom furniture → une gamme de meubles en kit pour la chambre à coucherself-assertion [ˌsɛlfəˈsɜːrʃən] naffirmation f
her silence and lack of self-assertion → son silence et son manque d'affirmation
a desire for national self-assertion → un désir d'affirmation nationaleself-assertive [ˌsɛlfəˈsɜːrtɪv] adjplein(e) d'assuranceself-assessment [ˌsɛlfəˈsɛsmənt] nautoévaluation fself-assurance [ˌsɛlfəˈʃʊərəns] nassurance fself-assured [ˌsɛlfəˈʃʊərd] adj [person] → qui a de l'assurance; [voice, tone] → assuré(e)
He's very self-assured → Il a beaucoup d'assurance.self-aware [ˌsɛlfəˈwɛər] adj
to be self-aware → bien se connaître
Studying has increased my confidence and I am much more self-aware → Faire des études m'a donné plus de confiance et je me connais maintenant bien mieux.self-awareness nconnaissance f de soiself-belief [ˌsɛlfbɪˈliːf] n (= self-confidence) → foi f en soiself-build [ˌsɛlfˈbɪld]
nautoconstruction f
modif [home, housing] → autoconstruit(e), construit(e) par soi-mêmeself-catering [ˌsɛlfˈkeɪtərɪŋ] adj [accommodation] → meublé(e); [holiday] → en hébergement meublé
a self-catering apartment → un appartement de vacancesself-centred [ˌsɛlfˈsɛntərd] (British) self-centered (US) adjégocentriqueself-cleaning adj [oven, device] → autonettoyant(e)self-coloured [ˌsɛlfˈkʌlərd] (British) self-colored (US) adjuni(e)self-composed [ˌsɛlfkəmˈpəʊzd] adjposé(e)self-confessed [ˌsɛlfkənˈfɛst] adj [alcoholic, liar] → impénitent(e); [thief]
He is a self-confessed thief → Il reconnaît être voleur.self-confidence [ˌsɛlfˈkɒnfɪdəns] nassurance f, confiance f en soi
He hasn't got much self-confidence → Il manque d'assurance., Il manque de confiance en lui.self-confident [ˌsɛlfˈkɒnfɪdənt] adjsûr de soi(sûre)
a self-confident young woman → une jeune femme sûre d'elle-mêmeself-congratulation [ˌsɛlfkəngrætʃuˈleɪʃən] nautosatisfaction fself-congratulatory [ˌsɛlfkəngrætʃuˈleɪtəri] adj [person, behaviour] → autosatisfait(e)
to be self-congratulatory → afficher son autosatisfaction
Officials were self-congratulatory about how well the day had gone → Les officiels affichaient leur autosatisfaction quant au bon déroulement de la journée.self-conscious [ˌsɛlfˈkɒnʃəs] adj
(= shy) [person, manner] → emprunté(e)
to be self-conscious → manquer d'assurance
He's always been rather self-conscious → Il a toujours manqué un peu d'assurance.
to feel self-conscious → se sentir mal à l'aise
She was really self-conscious at first → Elle était vraiment mal à l'aise au début.
(= self-aware, deliberate) [art, person, political movement] → conscient(e) de son image, conscient(e)self-consciously [ˌsɛlfˈkɒnʃəsli] adv
(= shyly) → de façon empruntée
(= deliberately) → sciemmentself-consciousness [ˌsɛlfˈkɒnʃəsnəs] n
(= shyness) → gêne f
(= self-awareness) → conscience f de soiself-contained [ˌsɛlfkənˈteɪnd] adj
[person] → indépendant(e)
(British) [flat] → indépendant(e)
a self-contained flat → un appartement indépendantself-contradictory [ˌsɛlfkɒntrəˈdɪktəri] adj [statement] → contradictoire; [person] → qui se contreditself-control [ˌsɛlfkənˈtrəʊl] nmaîtrise f de soiself-controlled [ˌsɛlfkənˈtrəʊld] adjmaître de soi(maîtresse)
He had always been very self-controlled → Il avait toujours été très maître de lui.self-deception [ˌsɛlfdɪˈsɛpʃən] naveuglement mself-declared [ˌsɛlfdɪˈklɛərd] adj [leader, president] → autodéclaré(e); [liar] → impénitent(e); [racist] → déclaré(e)self-defeating [ˌsɛlfdɪˈfiːtɪŋ] adj [plan, behaviour] → contre-productif/iveself-defence [ˌsɛlfdɪˈfɛns] (British) self-defense (US)
nautodéfense f
in self-defence
She killed him in self-defence → Elle l'a tué en légitime défense.
modif [class, training] → d'autodéfense; [expert, trainer] → en autodéfenseself-denial [ˌsɛlfdɪˈnaɪəl] nabnégation fself-denying [ˌsɛlfdɪˈnaɪɪŋ] adjdésintéressé(e)self-deprecating [ˌsɛlfˈdɛprɪkeɪtɪŋ] adjplein(e) d'autodérision
Sharon tells the story of that night with self-deprecating humour → Sharon raconte l'histoire de cette nuit-là avec un humour plein d'autodérision.self-destruct [ˌsɛlfdɪˈstrʌkt]
vi
[person, party, country] → s'autodétruire
[machine, device, tape] → s'autodétruire
modif [device, program] → qui s'autodétruitself-destructive [ˌsɛlfdɪˈstrʌktɪv] adj [behaviour] → autodestructeur/triceself-determination [ˌsɛlfdɪtɜːrmɪˈneɪʃən] n (= independence) [country] → autodétermination fself-discipline [ˌsɛlfˈdɪsɪplɪn] nautodiscipline fself-disciplined [ˌsɛlfˈdɪsɪplɪnd] adj
to be self-disciplined → faire preuve d'autodisciplineself-doubt [ˌsɛlfˈdaʊt] ndoute m de soiself-drive [ˌsɛlfˈdraɪv] adj (British)
[car, van] → de location
[holiday] → avec location de voitureself-educated [ˌsɛlfˈɛdʒʊkeɪtɪd] adjautodidacteself-effacement [ˌsɛlfɪˈfeɪsmənt] neffacement mself-effacing [ˌsɛlfɪˈfeɪsɪŋ] adjeffacé(e)self-employed [ˌsɛlfɪmˈplɔɪd]
adj [person] → indépendant(e)
a self-employed builder → un maçon indépendant
to be self-employed → travailler à son compte
He's self-employed → Il travaille à son compte.
npl
the self-employed → les travailleurs mpl indépendantsself-esteem [ˌsɛlfɪˈstiːm] namour-propre mself-explanatory [ˌsɛlfɪkˈsplænətəri] adjqui se passe d'explications, qui se passe d'explication
I hope the graphs on the following pages are self-explanatory → J'espère que les graphiques des pages suivantes se passent d'explications.self-expression [ˌsɛlfɪkˈsprɛʃən] nexpression f de soiself-fulfilling [ˌsɛlffʊlˈfɪlɪŋ] adj
to become a self-fulfilling prophecy → avoir un effet Pygmalion
Fear of failure can become a self-fulfilling prophecy → La peur de l'échec peut avoir un effet Pygmalion.self-government [ˌsɛlfˈgʌvərnmənt] nautogouvernement mself-harm [ˌsɛlfˈhɑːrm]
nautomutilation fself-harming [ˌsɛlfˈhɑːrmɪŋ] n (= self-mutilation) → automutilation fself-hatred [ˌsɛlfˈheɪtrɪd] nhaine f de soiself-help group ngroupe m d'entraideself-image [ˌsɛlfˈɪmɪdʒ] nimage f de soi
children who have a positive self-image → les enfants qui ont une image d'eux-mêmes positiveself-importance [ˌsɛlfɪmˈpɔːrtəns] nsuffisance fself-important [ˌsɛlfɪmˈpɔːrtənt] adjsuffisant(e)self-imposed [ˌsɛlfɪmˈpəʊzd] adj
[restriction, task, deadline] → qu'on s'impose
[exile] → volontaireself-indulgence [ˌsɛlfɪnˈdʌldʒəns] nplaisir m que l'on se fait
Going to the movies in the afternoon is one of my big self-indulgences → Aller au cinéma l'après-midi est l'un des grands plaisirs que je me fais.
A bit of self-indulgence never did anyone any harm → Se faire plaisir de temps en temps n'a jamais fait de mal à personne.self-indulgent [ˌsɛlfɪnˈdʌldʒənt] adj
(= spoiling oneself) a self-indulgent person → un(e) jouisseur/euse m/f
to be self-indulgent
To buy flowers for myself seems wildly self-indulgent → Acheter des fleurs pour moi me semble un plaisir bien extravagant.
[book, film] → complaisant(e)self-inflicted [ˌsɛlfɪnˈflɪktɪd] adjvolontaireself-interest [ˌsɛlfˈɪntrɛst] nintérêt m personnelself-interested [ˌsɛlfˈɪntrəstɪd] adjintéressé(e)

self

n pl <selves> → Ich nt, → Selbst nt no pl; (esp Psych: = side of character) → Seite f; he showed his true selfer zeigte sein wahres Ich or Gesicht; one’s other/better selfsein anderes/besseres Ich; my whole self revolted at the ideaalles in mir lehnte sich gegen diese Idee auf; he’s quite his old self again, he’s back to his usual selfer ist wieder ganz der Alte (inf); back to her usual cheerful selfwieder fröhlich wie immer; to be all self (inf) to think of nothing but selfnur an sich (acc)selbst denken; with no thought of selfohne an sich (acc)selbst zu denken; how is your good self?wie geht es Ihnen?
pron (Comm) pay selfzahlbar an selbst; a room for wife and selfein Zimmer für meine Frau und mich
adj attr liningaus gleichem Material; in a self colourin uni

self

:
self-abandonment
n(Selbst)aufopferung f, → bedingungslose Hingabe; (pej: to desire) → Zügellosigkeit f
self-abasement
nSelbsterniedrigung f
self-abnegation
nSelbstverleugnung f
self-absorbed
adjmit sich selbst beschäftigt
self-abuse
n (euph)Selbstbefleckung f (euph)
self-accusation
nSelbstanklage f
self-accusing
adjselbstanklagend
self-acting
adjselbsttätig
self-activating
adj bombselbstzündend
self-addressed
adj envelopeadressiert
self-addressed stamped envelope
self-adhesive
self-adjusting
adjselbstregulierend attr; brakesselbstnachstellend attr; to be selfsich selbst regulieren/nachstellen
self-admiration
nSelbstbewunderung f
self-advertisement
nEigenreklame f
self-aggrandizement
nSelbstverherrlichung f
self-appointed
adjselbst ernannt; he is the self spokesman of the grouper hat sich selbst zum Sprecher der Gruppe gemacht
self-approval
self-asserting
adjsich selbst behauptend; (pej)von sich selbst eingenommen
self-assertion
nDurchsetzungsvermögen nt; (pej)Überheblichkeit f, → Eingenommenheit fvon sich selbst
self-assertive
adjselbstbewusst; (pej)von sich selbst eingenommen
self-assertiveness
adjDurchsetzungskraft f; (pej)Selbstverliebtheit f
self-assessment
n
(= self-judgement)Selbsteinschätzung f
(for tax) → Selbstveranlagung f
self-assurance
self-assured
adjselbstsicher
self-aware
adjsich (dat)seiner selbst bewusst, selbstbewusst
self-awareness

self

:
self-cancelling
adj indicatorsich automatisch abschaltend attr
self-catering (Brit)
nSelbstversorgung f; to go self (holidaymaker) → Urlaub mfür Selbstversorger machen; (hotel owner) → auf Selbstversorger umstellen
adjfür Selbstversorger
self-censorship
nSelbstzensur f
self-centred, (US) self-centered
self-centredness, (US) self-centeredness
nEgozentrik f, → Ichbezogenheit f
self-certification
n (Brit Admin) → Krankmeldung fdes Arbeitnehmers (bei kurzer Abwesenheit anstelle eines ärztlichen Attests)
self-cleaning
adjselbstreinigend
self-closing
adjautomatisch schließend, selbstschließend
self-coloured, (US) self-colored
adjeinfarbig, uni
self-command
self-complacent
adj
self-complacently
self-composed
adjruhig, gelassen
self-conceit
self-conceited
adj
self-conceitedly
self-confessed
adjerklärt attr
self-confidence
self-confident
self-conscious
adjbefangen, gehemmt; piece of writing, style etcbewusst; (Philos: = self-aware) → selbstbewusst; she walked to the door in a self waysie wirkte gehemmt or verlegen, als sie zur Tür ging; to be self about something (about one’s nose, looks etc)sich (dat)einer Sache (gen)sehr bewusst sein
self-consciously
adv
(= uncomfortably)verlegen
(= deliberately)bewusst
self-consciousness
nBefangenheit f, → Gehemmtheit f; (of piece of writing, style etc)Bewusstheit f; (Philos: = self-awareness) → Selbstbewusstsein nt
self-contained
adj
persondistanziert; (= self-sufficient)selbstgenügsam
flatseparat; communityunabhängig; placein sich geschlossen; economyeigenständig; groupgeschlossen
self-contradictory
adjsich (dat)selbst widersprechend attr; alibiwidersprüchlich; his argument is selfseine Argumente widersprechen sich (dat)
self-control
self-controlled
adjselbstbeherrscht
self-correcting
adjselbstregulierend attr; machinemit Autokorrekturfunktion; to be selfsich selbst regulieren/korrigieren
self-critical
self-criticism
nSelbstkritik f

self

:
self-deceit, self-deception
self-defeating
adjsinnlos, unsinnig; argumentsich selbst widerlegend attr; the government’s plan was selfdieser Plan der Regierung hat das Gegenteil erzielt; a self exerciseein Eigentor nt
self-defence, (US) self-defense
nSelbstverteidigung f; (Jur) → Notwehr f; to act in selfin Notwehr handeln; the noble art of selfBoxen nt
self-delusion
self-denial
nSelbstzucht f; (Rel) → Selbstverleugnung f
self-denying
adjsich selbst einschränkend attr; (Rel) → sich selbst verleugnend attr; to be selfsich einschränken/verleugnen
self-deprecating
adj personbescheiden; remarksich selbst herabwürdigend attr; to be self (person)sich selbst abwerten; Woody Allen’s self humour (Brit) or humor (US) → Woody Allens Humor, der seine eigenen Schwächen offenbart
self-destruct
visich selbst zerstören
adj attr self buttonKnopf mzur Selbstzerstörung
self-destruction
nSelbstzerstörung f; (of person, race)Selbstmord m
self-destructive
adj behaviour, film starselbstzerstörerisch; she has a tendency to be selfsie hat selbstzerstörerische Neigungen
self-determination
nSelbstbestimmung f (also Pol)
self-development
nSelbstentfaltung f
self-discipline
self-doubt
nZweifel man sich (dat)selbst
self-dramatization
n his tendency toward(s) selfseine Neigung, sich in Szene zu setzen
self-drive
adj (Brit) carfür Selbstfahrer; self holidayFerienreise fmit dem eigenen Auto

self

:
self-educated
adjautodidaktisch; self personAutodidakt(in) m(f); he is selfer ist Autodidakt
self-effacement
self-effacing
self-employed
adjselbstständig; artistfreischaffend; journalistfreiberuflich; on a self basisfreiberuflich
self-esteem
n (= self-respect)Selbstachtung f; (= conceit)Selbstüberschätzung f; to have high/low selfsehr/wenig selbstbewusst sein
self-evident
adjoffensichtlich; (= not needing proof)selbstverständlich; we’ll need more money — that’s selfwir brauchen mehr Geld — das versteht sich von selbst
self-evidently
adv (= obviously)offensichtlich
self-examination
self-explanatory
adjunmittelbar verständlich; this word is selfdas Wort erklärt sich selbst
self-expression

self

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self-fertilization
nSelbstbefruchtung f
self-financing
adjselbstfinanzierend
self-flagellation
nSelbstgeißelung f
self-fulfilling
adj a self prophecyeine sich selbst bewahrheitende Voraussage, eine Selffulfilling Prophecy (Sociol); to be selfsich selbst bewahrheiten
self-fulfilment, (US) self-fulfillment
nErfüllung f
self-governed
self-governing
adjselbstverwaltet, sich selbst verwaltend attr; to become selfeine eigene Regierung bekommen
self-government
self-harming
nSelbstverstümmelung f
self-help
nSelbsthilfe f; she never was one for selfsie konnte sich noch nie selbst behelfen
self-image
nSelbstbild nt
self-importance
self-important
adjaufgeblasen
self-imposed
adjselbst auferlegt; his exile is selfer hat sich (dat)sein Exil selbst auferlegt
self-improvement
self-incrimination
nSelbstbezichtigung f
self-induced
adjselbstverursacht attr; her miscarriage was selfsie hat die Fehlgeburt selbst verursacht
self-induction
n (Elec) → Selbstinduktion f
self-indulgence
ngenießerische Art; (in eating, drinking) → Maßlosigkeit f; go on, take one, a little self never hurt anyonenehmen Sie doch einen, jeder darf sich doch einmal gehen lassen or verwöhnen
self-indulgent
adjgenießerisch; (in eating, drinking) → maßlos; his columns grew ever more selfer schrieb seine Spalten immer mehr zum eigenen Vergnügen; be self, have another sliceverwöhnen Sie sich, nehmen Sie noch ein Stück
self-inflicted
adj woundssich (dat)selbst zugefügt or beigebracht attr; task, punishmentsich (dat)freiwillig auferlegt; self deathSelbstmord m; his wounds are selfer hat sich (dat)die Wunden selbst beigebracht
self-interest
n (= selfishness)Eigennutz m; (= personal advantage)eigenes Interesse; in our own selfin unserem eigenen Interesse
self-interested
self-invited
adjselbst eingeladen attr; he is a self guester hat sich selbst eingeladen

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self-justification
nRechtfertigung f; he saw no reason for selfer sah keinen Grund, sich zu rechtfertigen; …, he said in self…, sagte er zu seiner eigenen Rechtfertigung
self-justifying
self-knowledge
self-laceration
n (fig)Selbstzerfleischung f

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self-loader
nSelbstlader m
self-loading
adj self gunSelbstlader m
self-locking
adjvon selbst schließend attr; attachmentvon selbst einrastend attr; self doorTür mit Schnappschloss
self-love
nEigenliebe f, → Selbstliebe f (also Philos)

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self-made
adj self manSelfmademan m; he’s a self millionaireer hat es aus eigener Kraft zum Millionär gebracht
self-medication
nSelbstmedikation f
self-mockingly
adv sayvoller Selbstironie
self-murder
nSelbstmord m
self-mutilation
nSelbstverstümmelung f
self-neglect
nVernachlässigung fseiner (gen)selbst; as a result of his selfweil er sich selbst vernachlässigt hat
self-obsessed
self-opinionated
adjrechthaberisch; nonsense, drivelselbstherrlich; he’s too self to change his minder ist viel zu sehr von sich selbst überzeugt, um seine Meinung zu ändern
self-opinionatedness
nrechthaberisches und selbstherrliches Wesen; this stream of selfdieses selbstherrliche Gerede
self-parody
nSelbstparodie f
self-perception
self-perpetuating
adjsich selbst erneuernd or erhaltend attr; self miserysich ständig fortsetzendes Elend; the system is selfdas System erhält sich selbst
self-perpetuation
nSelbstperpetuierung f
self-pity
nSelbstmitleid nt
self-pitying
adjselbstbemitleidend
self-pollination
nSelbstbestäubung f
self-portrait
nSelbstporträt or -bildnis nt
self-possessed
adjselbstbeherrscht
self-possession
self-praise
nEigenlob nt
self-preservation
nSelbsterhaltung f; the instinct for selfder Selbsterhaltungstrieb
self-propagating
adj flowersich selbst aussäend attr; poverty, bad state of affairssich aus sich selbst weiterentwickelnd attr
self-propelled
adjselbst angetrieben attr, → mit Selbstantrieb
self-publicist
nSelbstanpreiser(in) m(f)

self

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self-raising, (US) self-rising
adj flourselbsttreibend, mit bereits beigemischtem Backpulver
self-realization
self-regard
n
(= self-interest)Eigennutz m
(= self-esteem)Selbstachtung f
self-regulating
adjselbstregulierend attr; this system is selfdieses System reguliert sich selbst
self-reliance
self-reliant
self-reproach
nSelbstvorwurf m; all this selfdiese Selbstvorwürfe pl
self-respect
nSelbstachtung f; have you no self?schämen Sie sich gar nicht?
self-respecting
adjanständig; no self person would …niemand, der etwas auf sich hält, würde
self-restraint
self-righteous
self-righteousness
self-righting
adj boatsich (von) selbst aufrichtend attr
self-rising
adj (US) = self-raising
self-rule

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self-sacrifice
nSelbstaufopferung f; it should not require too much selfdas sollte kein zu großes Opfer sein
self-sacrificing
adjaufopfernd
selfsame
adj the selfgenau der/die/das gleiche …, der-/die-/dasselbe …; on the self daynoch am selben Tag
self-satisfaction
nSelbstzufriedenheit f; (= smugness)Selbstgefälligkeit f
self-satisfied
self-sealing
adj envelope, bagselbstklebend; fuel tankselbstdichtend
self-seeking
nSelbstsucht f
self-service, (esp US) self-serve
adjSelbstbedienungs-; self restaurantSelbstbedienungsrestaurant nt; the petrol station is now self (Brit) the gas station is now self-serve (US) → die Tankstelle hat jetzt auf Selbstbedienung umgestellt
self-slaughter
n (US Jur) → Selbstmord m
self-starter
n (Aut) → Selbstanlasser m
self-stick notes
plHaftnotizen pl
self-styled
adjselbst ernannt
self-sufficiency
n (of person)Selbstständigkeit f; (emotional) → Selbstgenügsamkeit f; (of country)Autarkie f; (of community)Selbstversorgung f
self-sufficient
adj personselbstständig; (emotionally) → selbstgenügsam; countryautark; they are self in oilsie können ihren Ölbedarf selbst decken; a self communityeine Gemeinde, die sich selbst versorgen kann
self-supplier
nSelbstversorger(in) m(f)
self-supporting
adj personfinanziell unabhängig; structurefreitragend; chimneyfrei stehend; the club is selfder Klub trägt sich selbst; our commune is selfwir sind in unserer Kommune Selbstversorger
self-sustaining
adj (Econ) development, growth, economynachhaltig

self

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self-tapping screw
nselbstschneidende Schraube, Treibschraube f
self-taught
adj skillsselbst erlernt; he is selfer hat sich (dat)das selbst beigebracht; (intellectually) → er hat sich durch Selbstunterricht gebildet; he’s a self guitarister hat sich (dat)das Gitarrespielen selbst beigebracht; a self manein Autodidakt m
self-test
n (of machine)Selbsttest m; to do a selfeinen Selbsttest durchführen
vi (machine)einen Selbsttest durchführen
self-torture
nSelbstquälerei f

self

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self-will
nEigenwilligkeit f, → Eigensinn m (pej)
self-willed
adjeigenwillig, eigensinnig (pej)
self-winding
adj self clock/watchAutomatikuhr f

self

[sɛlf] n (selves (pl)) the selfl'io m inv
my better self → la parte migliore di me stesso
his true self → il suo vero io
he's quite his old self again → è tornato quello di una volta

self

(self) plural selves (selvz) noun
1. a person's own body and personality.
2. one's own personal interests or advantage. He always thinks first of self.
ˈselfish adjective
(negative unselfish) thinking of one's own pleasure or good and not considering other people. a selfish person/attitude.
ˈselfishly adverb
ˈselfishness noun
ˈselfless adjective
utterly unselfish. As a soldier, he showed selfless devotion to duty.
ˈselflessly adverb
ˈselflessness noun

self

n. el yo;
v.
to be ___ -sufficientvalerse por ___;
a. sí mismo-a; mismo-a; propio-a;
___ -assuranceconfianza en ___;
___ -centeredegoísta, egocéntrico-a;
___ -consciousconcentrado-a en ___, cohibido-a;
___ -containedautónomo; [personality] reservado-a;
___ -contaminationautocontaminación;
___ -controldominio de ___;
___ -defensedefensa propia;
___ -delusion, deceptionengaño a ___;
___ -denialabnegación;
___ -determinationautodeterminación;
___ -distrustfalta de confianza en ___;
___ -esteemamor propio, reconocimiento de valores propios;
___ -identityconciencia de la identidad del yo;
___ -inducedauto-inducido-a;
___ -medicationautomedicación;
___ -pitycompasión por ___;
pron. uno-a mismo-a.
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If there are memes or other cognitive dispositions that can, in some way, contribute to sustaining the main character's self or assist with orienting him in the world according to selfly need, then they will voice themselves as "loudly" as possible in the negotiation of self.