[self-rahy-chuh s, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈraɪ tʃəs, ˈsɛlf-/
confident of one’s own righteousness, especially when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others.
having or showing an exaggerated awareness of one’s own virtuousness or rights
[self-rahy-ting] /sɛlfˈraɪ tɪŋ/ adjective 1. able to or designed to right itself or oneself after falling or capsizing.
adjective, Cookery. 1. rising without the addition of leaven: self-rising pancake flour.
noun 1. a principle or regulation governing conduct, action, procedure, arrangement, etc.: the rules of chess. 2. the code of regulations observed by a religious order or congregation: the Franciscan rule. 3. the customary or normal circumstance, occurrence, manner, practice, quality, etc.: the rule rather than the exception. 4. control, government, or dominion: under the […]
noun, plural selves. 1. a person or thing referred to with respect to complete individuality: one’s own self. 2. a person’s nature, character, etc.: his better self. 3. personal interest. 4. Philosophy. the ego; that which knows, remembers, desires, suffers, etc., as contrasted with that known, remembered, etc. the uniting principle, as a soul, underlying […]