self-ob·​ser·​va·​tion ˌself-ˌäb-sər-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce self-observation (audio)
: observation of one's own appearance

Examples of self-observation in a Sentence

some self-observation might give you some insights into how others perceive you
Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, self-observation might highlight a leader's tendency to let stress visibly affect their demeanor, inadvertently impacting team morale. Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of self-observation was in 1600

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Cite this Entry

“Self-observation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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