Definition of Selfhood

1. n. Existence as a separate self, or independent person; conscious personality; individuality.



Definition of Selfhood

1. Noun. (philosophy psychology) State of having a distinct identity, or being an individual distinct from others; individuality. ¹

2. Noun. The fully developed self; one's personality, character. ¹

3. Noun. The quality of being self-centered or egocentric; selfishness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Selfhood

1. the state of being an individual person [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Selfhood

selfdirection
selfdom
selfdoms
selfdual
selfduals
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selfe-one
selfed
selfenergies
selfenergy
selfexcitation
selfexcitations
selfgravitating
selfheals
selfhood (current term)
selfhoods
selfie
selfies
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selfings
selfinteraction
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selfish DNA
selfish gene
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selfishness
selfishnesses
selfism

Literary usage of Selfhood

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1. Old and New by Edward Everett Hale (1872)
"selfhood AND SACRIFICE. BY ORVILLE DEWET, D D. THE title which I have chosen for this discourse, is selfhood and Sacrifice. My purpose is, to consider fhat ..."

2. Christianity and Modern Thought by Henry Whitney Bellows, James Freeman Clarke, Athanase Josué Coquerel, Orville Dewey, Charles Carroll Everett, Frederic Henry Hedge, James Martineau, Andrew Preston Peabody, George Vance Smith, Oliver Stearns (1880)
"I use the word, selfhood, rather than self-regard or self-interest, because I wish to go back to the original principle — selfhood, according to the analogy ..."

3. Christianity and Modern Thought by Henry Whitney Bellows, James Freeman Clarke, Athanase Josué Coquerel, Orville Dewey, Charles Carroll Everett, Frederic Henry Hedge, James Martineau, Andrew Preston Peabody, George Vance Smith, Oliver Stearns (1880)
"I "•HE title which I have chosen for this discourse, is ••• selfhood and Sacrifice. My purpose is, to consider what place these principles have in human ..."

4. Society the Redeemed Form of Man, and the Earnest of God's Omnipotence in by Henry James (1879)
"]AN'S appearing to himself to have a proprium, or private selfhood, is a state, ... Man's proprium, or selfhood, is indeed a mere dead nothing, ..."

5. The Ground and Goal of Human Life by Charles Gray Shaw (1919)
"Individualism was right in separating the self from the minor world-orders of scientism and sociality, but when individualism developed selfhood to the ..."

6. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1882)
"It follows that the soul or selfhood is only in man, or in the [only] being capable of ... Perception, theu, is the special attribute of empirical selfhood, ..."

7. Elementary Education: Its Problems and Processes by John Alexander Hull Keith (1905)
"(c) The child's sense of selfhood is a perpetual variable. § 29. STAGES OF selfhood IN DEVELOPING CHILDREN. There is continuity in the development of the ..."

8. Development of the Child in Later Infancy: Being Part II of The Intellectual by Gabriel Compayré (1902)
"—The sense of selfhood certainly precedes the employment of the words / and me.—Language makes the ego more distinct, but does not form it. ..."

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