self-enhancement

noun
self-en·​hance·​ment | \ ˌself-in-ˈhan(t)-smənt How to pronounce self-enhancement (audio) , -en- \
plural self-enhancements

Definition of self-enhancement

: the act or process of improving or enhancing oneself or one's self-esteem These dermatologic procedures are becoming viewed by men as a method of self-enhancement, like eating well, wearing nice clothes or going to the gym.— Katie Chang The study is the first to establish a cause-and-effect link between thinking positively about oneself (self-enhancement) and psychological wellbeing.— Debbie Juniewicz

First Known Use of self-enhancement

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-enhancement.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-enhancement. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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