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self-expression

[self-ik-spresh-uh n, self-]
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noun
  1. the expression or assertion of one's own personality, as in conversation, behavior, poetry, or painting.
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Origin of self-expression

First recorded in 1890–95
Related formsself-ex·pres·sive, adjective
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self-expression

noun
  1. the expression of one's own personality, feelings, etc, as in painting, poetry, or other creative activity
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Derived Formsself-expressive, adjective
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