self-reformation

noun

self-ref·​or·​ma·​tion ˌself-ˌre-fər-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce self-reformation (audio)
plural self-reformations
: the act or process of amending or improving one's character or habits : the act or process of reforming oneself
engaged in moral self-reformation
And it dovetails with his broader call for self-reformation in the citizenry, whether he's telling parents to limit their kids' television watching or urging consumers to be more energy-efficient.Alec MacGillis

Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-reformation was in 1613

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Cite this Entry

“Self-reformation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-reformation. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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