Dictionary.com

self-improvement

[ self-im-proov-muhnt, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf ɪmˈpruv mənt, ˌsɛlf- /
Save This Word!

noun

improvement of one's mind, character, etc., through one's own efforts.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!

Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of self-improvement

First recorded in 1735–45

OTHER WORDS FROM self-improvement

self-im·prov·a·ble, adjectiveself-im·prov·er, nounself-im·prov·ing, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for self-improvement

British Dictionary definitions for self-improvement

self-improvement

noun

the improvement of one's status, position, education, etc, by one's own efforts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now