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selfhood

[ self-hood ]
/ ˈsɛlf hʊd /
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noun
the state of being an individual person; individuality.
one's personality.
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Origin of selfhood

First recorded in 1640–50; self + -hood
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How to use selfhood in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for selfhood

selfhood
/ (ˈsɛlfhʊd) /

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