one's true/real self

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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. : myself, himself, herself

  1. : identical, same

  2. : belonging to oneself : own

  3. : having a single character or quality throughout

  1. : the entire person of an individual

  2. : the realization or embodiment of an abstraction

  3. : an individual's typical character or behavior

  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


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