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selfhood

[self-hoo d]
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noun
  1. the state of being an individual person; individuality.
  2. one's personality.
  3. selfishness.
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Origin of selfhood

First recorded in 1640–50; self + -hood
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selfhood

noun
  1. philosophy
    1. the state of having a distinct identity
    2. the individuality so possessed
  2. a person's character
  3. the quality of being egocentric
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