self-expression

[ self-ik-spresh-uhn, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf ɪkˈsprɛʃ ən, ˌsɛlf- /

noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM self-expression

self-ex·pres·sive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-expression

self-expression

noun

the expression of one's own personality, feelings, etc, as in painting, poetry, or other creative activity

Derived forms of self-expression

self-expressive, adjective
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