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noun self pronunciation in British English /self/ 
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singularself
pluralselves
 
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] who you are and what you think and feel, especially the conscious feeling of being separate and different from other people
    sense of self:

    Young babies do not have a fully developed sense of self.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] spoken what you feel and want, rather than what other people feel and want

      All he ever thinks about is self.

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