self-improvement

self-improvement
noun the improvement of one's knowledge, status, or character by one's own efforts.

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  • self-improvement — 1748, from SELF (Cf. self) + IMPROVEMENT (Cf. improvement) …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-improvement — [self′im pro͞ov′mənt] n. improvement of one s status, mind, abilities, etc. by one s own efforts …   English World dictionary

  • self-improvement — ► NOUN ▪ the improvement of one s knowledge, status, or character by one s own efforts …   English terms dictionary

  • self-improvement — self improvable, adj. self improver, n. self improving, adj. /self im proohv meuhnt, self /, n. improvement of one s mind, character, etc., through one s own efforts. [1735 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-improvement — self′ improve′ment n. improvement of one s mind, character, etc., through one s own efforts • Etymology: 1735–45 self′ improv′ing, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • self-improvement — self im provement noun uncount things that you do to make yourself become a better person, for example learning new things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-improvement — /sɛlf ɪmˈpruvmənt/ (say self im proohvmuhnt) noun improvement of one s mind, education, status, etc., by one s own efforts …  

  • self-improvement — n. the improvement of one s own position or disposition by one s own efforts …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-improvement — noun Following a disciplined programme to improve one’s physical health, mental health or character See Also: self help …   Wiktionary

  • self-improvement — making oneself better …   English contemporary dictionary

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