[self-ik-spresh-uh n, self-]


the expression or assertion of one's own personality, as in conversation, behavior, poetry, or painting.

Origin of self-expression

First recorded in 1890–95
Related formsself-ex·pres·sive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of self-expressive

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British Dictionary definitions for self-expressive



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