the expression or assertion of one's own personality, as in conversation, behavior, poetry, or painting.
- self-ex·pres·sive, adjective
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How to use self-expression in a sentence
With its emphasis on self-expression and three-dimensional adolescents, Awkward.In Praise of ‘Awkward’: OMFG MTV, Like, Really Gets High School | Amy Zimmerman | June 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At a time when personal freedom and self-expression swept the country, Rüdiger pressed for more independence.
The Arab Spring empowered the common people and created an opportunity for self-expression of groups and communities.
Classicist James Romm writes that we have replaced head-to-head competition with collaboration and self-expression.The Olympics Wimps Out on Wrestling and Competition | James Romm | February 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Another theme that I thought was so powerful was the importance of self-expression and the pain of being denied a voice.Ping Fu’s Journey from Cultural Revolution Orphan to Geomagic CEO | Katie Baker | January 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The born novelist had just discovered himself and clamoured for artistic self-expression.Jaffery | William J. Locke
Every man who has a grievance is fiercely impelled to self-expression.By the Christmas Fire | Samuel McChord Crothers
That is just what Montaigne has done for a multitude of others, in virtue of his prime quality of spontaneous self-expression.Montaigne and Shakspere | John M. Robertson
However, Ellen had not the gift of self-expression, and cordiality from another seemed to freeze her up.The Camp Fire Girls at the End of the Trail | Margaret Vandercook
Or it may have been that his exuberant desire for self-expression had burst through the four walls of practical professions.Balloons | Elizabeth Bibesco
British Dictionary definitions for self-expression
the expression of one's own personality, feelings, etc, as in painting, poetry, or other creative activity
- self-expressive, adjective
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