Need another word that means the same as “self”? Find 13 synonyms and 30 related words for “self” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Self” are: ego, i, persona, person, identity, character, personality, psyche, soul, spirit, mind, intellect, one's heart of hearts
Self as a Noun
Definitions of "Self" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “self” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A person's essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action.
- Your consciousness of your own identity.
- A person considered as a unique individual.
- Used ironically to refer to oneself or someone else.
- Used on counterfoils, cheques, and other papers to refer to the holder or person who has signed.
- One's particular nature or personality; the qualities that make one individual or unique.
- One's own interests or pleasure.
Synonyms of "Self" as a noun (13 Words)
|character||A characteristic especially one that assists in the identification of a species.|
He is a man of character.
|ego||A person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.|
He needed a boost to his ego.
|i||The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number.|
He has the one but will need a two and three to go with it.
|identity||The distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity.|
The identity under numerical multiplication is 1.
|intellect||Knowledge and intellectual ability.|
Sapping our country of some of its brightest intellects.
|mind||A person’s ability to think and reason; the intellect.|
He had in mind to see his old teacher.
|one's heart of hearts||A positive feeling of liking.|
|person||A category used in the classification of pronouns possessive determiners and verb forms according to whether they indicate the speaker first person the addressee second person or a third party third person.|
A weapon was hidden on his person.
|persona||Jungian psychology a personal facade that one presents to the world.|
His screen persona occasionally grates.
|personality||The combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character.|
She is a Hollywood personality.
|psyche||The human soul, mind, or spirit.|
Their childhood made them want to understand the human psyche and to help others.
|soul||A secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s.|
Soul was politically significant during the Civil Rights movement.
|spirit||The non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul.|
His visitors admired his spirit and good temper.
Usage Examples of "Self" as a noun
- By the end of the round he was back to his old self.
- Paula seemed to be her usual cheerful self.
- One's own self.
- An article with a picture of my good self.
- The uppermost counterfoil was marked ‘Self.
- Our alienation from our true selves.
- To love in an unpossessive way implies the total surrender of self.
- Language is an aspect of a person's sense of self.
- Guilt can be turned against the self.
Associations of "Self" (30 Words)
|bragging||Exhibiting or characterized by excessive pride or boastfulness.|
A competitive bragging culture.
|centered||Being or placed in the center.|
|conceit||The trait of being unduly vain and conceited false pride.|
He could always come up with some inspired off the wall conceit.
|ego||The conscious mind.|
He needed a boost to his ego.
|egocentric||An egocentric person.|
Egocentric loners with an overinflated sense of self worth.
|egocentrism||Concern for your own interests and welfare.|
|egoism||Concern for your own interests and welfare.|
|egoist||A self-centered person with little regard for others.|
|egotism||An inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others.|
In his arrogance and egotism he underestimated Gill.
|egotist||A conceited and self-centered person.|
He is a self absorbed egotist.
|greed||Intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.|
The colonists greed for African land.
|haughtiness||Overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors.|
Her air of haughtiness.
|independent||An independent person or body.|
The main or independent clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb.
|individual||Being or characteristic of a single thing or person.|
She creates her own highly individual landscapes.
|individualism||The doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs.|
Encouragement has been given to individualism free enterprise and the pursuit of profit.
|individualist||A person who is independent and self-reliant.|
An individualistic way of dressing.
|individualistic||Marked by or expressing individuality; unconventional.|
Individualistic cultures where individuals strive for self realization.
|introspect||Reflect on one’s own thoughts and feelings.|
What they don t do is introspect much about the reasons for their plight.
|introspective||Characterized by or given to introspection.|
He grew withdrawn and introspective.
|modern||Belonging to the modern era since the Middle Ages.|
Totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric.
|narcissism||Selfishness, involving a sense of entitlement, a lack of empathy, and a need for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.|
|pious||Dutiful or loyal, especially towards one’s parents.|
|pomposity||Lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity.|
His reputation for arrogance and pomposity.
|pride||A public event, typically involving a parade, held to celebrate LGBT identities, culture, and experience.|
He prided himself on his honesty.
|sanctimonious||Excessively or hypocritically pious.|
A sickening sanctimonious smile.
|selfish||Concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others.|
I joined them for selfish reasons.
|selfishness||The quality or state of being selfish; lack of consideration for other people.|
An act of pure selfishness.
|superego||That part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience.|
The father is the model for the superego.
|vainglorious||Excessively proud of oneself or one’s achievements; overly vain.|
This vainglorious boast of personal infallibility.
|vanity||A dressing table.|
The vanity of human wishes.