self-image

[self-im-ij]
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noun

the idea, conception, or mental image one has of oneself.

Nearby words

  1. self-hypnotized,
  2. self-identification,
  3. self-identify,
  4. self-identity,
  5. self-ignite,
  6. self-immolating,
  7. self-immolation,
  8. self-important,
  9. self-imposed,
  10. self-improvement

Origin of self-image

First recorded in 1950–55

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British Dictionary definitions for self-image

self-image

noun

one's own idea of oneself or sense of one's worth
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Word Origin and History for self-image

self-image

n.

also self-image, 1904 in psychology, from self- + image (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for self-image

self-image

n.

The conception that one has of oneself, including an assessment of qualities and personal worth.

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