[self-kuh n-teyn-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈteɪn mənt, ˌsɛlf-/
the state of being self-contained.


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    [self-kon-tuh m-pley-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌkɒn təmˈpleɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. the act or process of thinking about oneself or one’s values, beliefs, behavior, etc.

  • Self-contempt

    noun 1. the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn. 2. the state of being despised; dishonor; disgrace. 3. Law. willful disobedience to or open disrespect for the rules or orders of a court (contempt of court) or legislative body. an act showing such disrespect. noun 1. the […]

  • Self-content

    or self-contentment [self-kuh n-tent, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈtɛnt, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. satisfaction with oneself; self-complacency. adjective 2. content with oneself; self-satisfied.

  • Self-contradiction

    [self-kon-truh-dik-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌkɒn trəˈdɪk ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. an act or instance of contradicting oneself or itself. 2. a statement containing contradictory elements.

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