one's true/real self

noun

Definition of one's true/real self

: the type of person one really is
  • She showed her true/real self in that emergency.

Word by Word Definitions

true play
  1. : being in accordance with the actual state of affairs

  2. : conformable to an essential reality

  3. : fully realized or fulfilled

  1. : in accordance with fact or reality

  2. : without deviation

  3. : without variation from type

  1. : truth, reality

  2. : the quality or state of being accurate (as in alignment or adjustment)

  1. : to make level, square, balanced, or concentric : bring or restore to a desired mechanical accuracy or form

real play
  1. : of or relating to fixed, permanent, or immovable things (such as lands or tenements)

  2. : not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory : genuine

  3. : occurring or existing in actuality

  1. : a real thing

  1. : very, really

  1. : a former monetary unit and coin of Spain and its possessions

  1. : a former monetary unit and coin of Portugal

  2. : the basic monetary unit of Brazil — see Money Table

self play
  1. : an individual's typical character or behavior

  2. : an individual's temporary behavior or character

  3. : a person in prime condition

  1. : myself, himself, herself

  1. : having a single character or quality throughout

  2. : of the same kind (as in color, material, or pattern) as something with which it is used

  3. : identical, same

  1. : inbreed

  2. : to pollinate with pollen from the same flower or plant

  3. : to undergo self-pollination

  1. : oneself or itself

  2. : of oneself or itself

  3. : by oneself or itself


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up one's true/real self? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!