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self

noun

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the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others
  • some believe that it's only in times of great stress that a person's true self is revealed

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self

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of self (Entry 2 of 2)

having or consisting of a single color
  • a self-red rose of a shade that hasn't been seen before

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The first known use of self was before the 12th century

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“Self.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/self. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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