selfhood

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noun self·hood \ ˈself-ˌhu̇d \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of selfhood

2 :the quality or state of being selfish

Examples of selfhood in a Sentence

  1. he spent a year in a monastery determining the core of his selfhood

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First Known Use of selfhood

1649


SELFHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

selfhood

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Definition of selfhood for English Language Learners

  • : the quality that makes a person or thing different from others



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