selfhood

[self-hoo d]

noun

the state of being an individual person; individuality.
one's personality.

Nearby words

  1. self-winding,
  2. self-worth,
  3. self-wrong,
  4. selfdom,
  5. selfheal,
  6. selfie,
  7. selfish,
  8. selfishly,
  9. selfless,
  10. selflessly

Origin of selfhood

First recorded in 1640–50; self + -hood

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British Dictionary definitions for selfhood

selfhood

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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