self-improvement

noun
self-im·​prove·​ment | \ ˌself-im-ˈprüv-mənt How to pronounce self-improvement (audio) \
plural self-improvements

Definition of self-improvement

: the act or process of improving oneself by one's own actions individuals interested in self-improvement opportunities for self-improvement also : an instance or result of such improvement You don't need to wait to ring in the new year to start making self-improvements, because it's always a good time. — Nicole Yi often used before another noun self-improvement effortsa self-improvement blog

First Known Use of self-improvement

1654, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-improvement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-improvement. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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