self-knowledge

noun
self-knowl·​edge | \ ˌself-ˈnä-lij How to pronounce self-knowledge (audio) \

Definition of self-knowledge

: knowledge or understanding of one's own capabilities, character, feelings, or motivations : self-understanding

First Known Use of self-knowledge

1537, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-knowledge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-knowledge. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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