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selfhood

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noun self·hood \-ˌhu̇d\

Simple Definition of selfhood

  • : the quality that makes a person or thing different from others

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of selfhood

  1. 1 :  individuality

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being selfish

Examples of selfhood in a sentence

  1. <he spent a year in a monastery determining the core of his selfhood>



1649

First Known Use of selfhood

1649



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