self-betterment

noun
self-bet·​ter·​ment | \ ˌself-ˈbe-tər-mənt How to pronounce self-betterment (audio) \

Definition of self-betterment

: the act or result of making oneself better through one's own efforts : self-improvement made self-betterment a goal for the new year tools of self-betterment

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1859, in the meaning defined above

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