[self-i-feys-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪˈfeɪs mənt, ˌsɛlf-/
the act or fact of keeping oneself in the background, as in humility.
tending to make oneself, one’s actions, etc, inconspicuous, esp because of humility or timidity; modest
the act of making oneself, one’s actions, etc, inconspicuous, esp because of humility or timidity
noun 1. an act or instance of elaborating. 2. the state of being elaborated; elaborateness. 3. something that is elaborated. 4. Psychiatry. an unconscious process of expanding and embellishing a detail, especially while recalling and describing a representation in a dream so that latent content of the dream is brought into a logical and comprehensible […]
adjective 1. chosen by vote, as for an office (contrasted with appointed): an elected official. noun 2. elect (def 10). self-elected adjective 1. having been elected or appointed to a post, position, etc, by onself
[ih-man-suh-pey-shuh n] /ɪˌmæn səˈpeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of emancipating. 2. the state or fact of being emancipated. emancipation /ɪˌmænsɪˈpeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of freeing or state of being freed; liberation 2. (informal) freedom from inhibition and convention
[self-em-ploid, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɛmˈplɔɪd, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. earning one’s living directly from one’s own profession or business, as a freelance writer or artist, rather than as an employee earning salary or commission from another. self-employed adjective 1. earning one’s living in one’s own business or through freelance work, rather than as the employee of another