- the idea, conception, or mental image one has of oneself.
Origin of self-image
First recorded in 1950–55
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Examples from the Web for self-image
In Warhol it found its self-image, ready-made for idolatry and mockery.Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Andy Warhol
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This, surely, has had a corrosive effect on Tejpal and his self-image.The Fall of India’s Conscience
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The daddy party cherishes its self-image as the party of toughness, of self-reliance, of up-by-the-bootstraps fortitude.Squishes, Step Aside: Ted Cruz and Chris Christie’s Old-School Manliness
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It was an impossible expectation, and one that would catastrophically cloud his self-image.11 Juiciest Bits From ‘Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson’
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When he reached out to me, I realized that it had been hovering over me and my self-image for over a decade.Your Puffy-Face Moments, Inspired by Ashley Judd
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Is it important to your self-image what other people think of you?When You Don't Know Where to Turn
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- one's own idea of oneself or sense of one's worth
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Word Origin and History for self-image
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The conception that one has of oneself, including an assessment of qualities and personal worth.
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