self-awareness

noun

self-aware·​ness ˌself-ə-ˈwer-nəs How to pronounce self-awareness (audio)
: an awareness of one's own personality or individuality

Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-awareness was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Self-awareness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-awareness. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

self-awareness

noun

self-aware·​ness
ˌsel-fə-ˈwa(ə)r-nəs,
-ˈwe(ə)r-
: an awareness of one's own personality or individuality

Medical Definition

self-awareness

noun

self-aware·​ness
: an awareness of one's own personality or individuality

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