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self [ self] n.自我,自己

self [self] n. 自己,自我,自身, 本质

self-service n. 自助,自我服务的

self-assertion [ ] n.坚持己见,自信

self-possession [ ] n.沉着,镇定

高等教育自学考试 self-study higher education examination

企业的自我约束机制 self-regulating mechanism of enterprises

三大作风 the Party's three important styles of work (integrating theory with practice, forging close links with the masses and practicing self-criticism)

三自原则 principles of self-administration, self-support and self-propagation

无人售票 self-service ticketing

自律机制 the self-discipline system

自我保护意识 self-protection awareness

自学成才 become well-educated through self-study

自学考试 self-taught examination

自营 self-run

自营性存款 self-operating deposit

自助银行 self-help bank

自足经济 self-sufficient economy

专升本 upgrade from junior college student to university student; students with the diploma of junior college try to obtain the undergraduate diplomat through self-taught study

Standard on Fire Protection for Self-Propelled and Mobile Surface Mining Equipment
自走式表面采矿设备的防火保护标准

Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for the Fire Service
开路自控消防用呼吸器材标准

Self-adhesive Film 自粘膜

Self-adhesive Foil 自粘箔

Self-adhesive Label 自粘标签

Self-adhesive Paper 自粘贴纸

Self-aligning Bearing 调心轴承

humble 恭顺的
humorous 幽默的
impartial 公正的
independent 有主见的
industrious 勤奋的
ingenious 有独创性的
initiative 首创精神
have an inquiring mind 爱动脑筋
intellective 有智力的
intelligent 理解力强的
inventive 有发明才能的,有创造力的
just 正直的
kind-hearted 好心的
knowledgeable 有见识的
learned 精通某门学问的
liberal 心胸宽大的
logical 条理分明的
loyal 忠心耿耿的
methodical 有方法的
modest 谦虚的
motivated 目的明确的
objective 客观的
open-minded 虚心的
orderly 守纪律的
original 有独创性的
painstaking 辛勤的,苦干的,刻苦的
practical 实际的
precise 一丝不苟的
persevering 不屈不挠的
punctual 严守时刻的
purposeful 意志坚强的
qualified 合格的
rational 有理性的
realistic 实事求是的
reasonable 讲道理的
reliable 可信赖的
responsible 负责的
self-conscious 自觉的
selfless 无私的
sensible 明白事理的
sincere 真诚的
smart 精明的
spirited 生气勃勃的
sporting 光明正大的
steady 塌实的
straightforward 老实的
strict 严格的
systematic 有系统的
strong-willed 意志坚强的
sweet-tempered 性情温和的
temperate 稳健的
tireless 孜孜不倦的

self-trust is the first secret of success.
自信心是成功的首要关键

Self-catering 可自己做饭

自学考试 self-taught examination

自导控制组件 self-directing unit

自我评价 self-assessment

self-conscious 自觉的

自我保护意识 self-protection awareness

无人售票 self-service ticketing

self-employed person 独立经营的个人

self-managing teams 自我管理团队

self-oriented 自我导向型

个体户 self-employed entrepreneurs

self-employed entrepreneurs 个体户

self-determination 自决权

self-governed 自治

Children with parents whose guidance is firm, consistent, and rational are inclined to possess high levels of self-confidence.
父母的教导如果坚定,理性,始终如一,孩子就有可能充满自信。

自拍 Self-Timer

Operate independently, assume sole responsibility for its profits and losses, seek self-development and self-reliance
自主经营,自负盈亏,自我发展,自我约束

Enlarge the right of self-management 扩大自主权

enlarge the right of self-management 扩大自主权

Self 自我的(前缀)

self-employed 个体经营者

self-employment income 自营收入

自动愈合的防腐材料
self-healing corrosion preventative material

自调式水封
self-adjusting seal unit

自动调心分离轴承
self-aligning release thrust bearing

自动增力式同步器
self-servo sysnchronizer

自承式万向节
self-supporting universal joint

非自承式万各节
non self suporting universal joint

磨擦片式自锁差速器
multi-disc self -locking differential

凸轮滑滑块自锁差速器
self-locking differential with side ring and radial cam plate

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
没有全神贯注、自我牺牲、辛劳和怀疑,就做不出优秀的工作。

Nothing is so easy as to deceive one's self; for what we wish, that we readily believe.
再没有比欺骗自己更容易的事了,因为对于希望的事,我们总是乐于相信。

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
自我并非现成之物,而是通过行为的选择不断形成的。

Not many people understand that body language also helps project one's self in a certain way.
形体语言在某种程度上可以表现自我,这一点不是许多人都知道的。

The school has made a schedule that leaves a wide margin of time for students' self-study.
学校制订了一个时间表,给学生们留有充裕的自学时间。

This self-imitation leads on to deliberate imitation of sounds made to them by other people.”
这种自我模仿使他们故意模仿别人对他们说话的声音。

For all these reasons, reading newspapers efficiently, which means getting what you want from them without missing things you need but without wasting time, demands skill and self-awareness as you modify and apply the techniques of reading.
因为所有这些原因,要进行有效读报的话,既要得到你需要的信息又不浪费时间,需要选择和应用良好的阅读技能和自我了解。

Knowledge of self increases as one gets older.
随着年岁的增长,人们的自我认识也不断加深。

他很自私。
He's selfish. *selfish 带有轻视的语气,表示“自私的”、“利己的”、“不考虑别人的”。
I don't like John. (我不喜欢约翰。)
Why? (为什么?)
Because he's selfish. (他太自私了。)
He's self-centered. (他总是以自己为中心。)
He's self-serving. (他是个只顾自己的人。)
He only cares about himself. (他只想他自己的事。)
He doesn't care about anyone but himself. (他从来不想别人。)

我是个体经营者。
I'm self-employed.

别那么自私。
Don't be selfish. *selfish “任性的,自私的,利己的”。
Don't be self-centered.
Don't be egotistical.

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
要成大业,自信第一。

A friend is a second self.
朋友是另一个我。

A guilty conscience is a self-accuser.
做贼心虚,良心自诛。

Self-confidence is the first requisite to human greatness.
人类的伟大,首要的是要有自信。

Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failure.
我们的失败多数是由于缺乏自信。

Self do, self have.
自食其果。

Self-praise is no recommendation.
自我吹嘘,决不可取。

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, these three alone lead life to sovereign power.
只要自重、自觉、自制,人生就可达到至高无上的境地。

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
自信是成功的首要秘诀。

To know one's self is true progress.
能有自知之明就是真正的进步。

All the blessings we enjoy are the fruits of labor, toil, and self-denial, and study.
Willian Graham Sumner, American sociologist
我们得到的一切幸福都是劳动、辛苦、自我克制和学习的成果。
美国社会学家萨姆纳.W.G.

Nothing is easier than to deceive one's self.
Demothenes, Ancient Greek statesman
再没有什么比欺骗自己更容易的了。
古然希腊政治家德摩西尼

I do not like work ---no man does --but I like what is in the work -----the chance to find your self.
Conrad Joseph, British novelist
我不喜欢工作——没有人会喜欢工作。但是我喜欢在所从事的工作中——找到发现自己的机会。
英国小说家约瑟夫.C.

A friend is , as it were, a second self.
Cicero, Ancient Roman statesman
可以说,朋友是另一个自我。
古罗马政治家西塞罗

jiddu Krishnamurti, lndia-born religious philosoper
A man who does not know what passion is will never know love because love can come into being only when there is total self abandonment .
一个不懂得徼情的人永远不会懂得爱,因为只有在完全无我的时候,才有达到爱的境界。
印度出生的宗教哲学家克里希纳穆尔.J. 

There is something behind the throne greater than the king him-self.
William Pitt, British statesman
在王座的后面还有比国王本人更伟大东西。
英国政治家皮特.W.

To make a lasting marriage we have to overcome self-centeredness.
George Goreon Byron, Nritish poet
要使婚姻长久,就需克服自我中心意识。
英国诗人拜伦,G.G.

It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty, or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man's self.
Francis Bacon, British Philosopher
为追求权力而失去自由,为追求统治别人的权力而失去自身的权力,这是一种不可思议的欲望。
英国哲学家培根.F.

There is something behind the throne greater than the king him-self.
William Pitt, British statesman
在王座的后面还有比国王本人更伟大东西。
英国政治家皮特.W.

Men are self-confident because they grow up identifying with superheros.
男人很自信,因为他们从小就被看成超级英雄。

半自动 self-loading

本身很明显的 self-evident

本性 nature; self; essentiality

不解自明 self-explanatory

不证自明的 self-evident

爱人如己 [ài rén rú jǐ] /love others as self/

不言而喻 [bù yán ér yù] /it goes without saying/it is self-evident/

独立自主 [dú lì zì zhǔ] /(idiom) self-determination; independence of action; maintain control/

己 [jǐ] /6th heavenly stem/self/

检讨 [jiǎn tǎo] /self-criticism/

克制 [kè zhì] /restraint/self-control/

老汉 [lǎo hàn] /(n) old man/(n) I (self reference by an old man)/

内涵 [nèi hán] /intention/connotation/ability of exercising self-control/self-restraint/

旁 [páng] /beside/one side/other/side/self/

势利眼 [shì lì yǎn] /be self-interested/

泰然 [tài rán] /calm/self-composed/

小脏鬼 [xiǎo zāng guǐ] /dirty little monster (spoken affectionately to a child who has gotten him(her)self dirty; literally "little dirty ghost")/

修养 [xiū yǎng] /accomplishment/training/self-cultivation/

自 [zì] /from/self/oneself/since/

自己 [zì jǐ] /self/(reflexive pronoun)/own/

自给 [zì jǐ] /self-reliant/

自给自足 [zì jǐ zì zú] /self-sufficiency/autarchy/

自力更生 [zì lì gēng shēng] /(idiom) self reliant/

自律 [zì lǜ] /self-regulation/

自律性组织 [zì lǜ xìng zǔ zhī] /Self-Regulation Organization/SRO/

自满 [zì mǎn] /complacent/self-satisfied/

自卫 [zì wèi] /self-defense/

自我 [zì wǒ] /self-/

自相矛盾 [zì xiāng máo dùn] /contradict oneself/be self-contradictory/

自学 [zì xué] /self-study/study on one's own/

自尊 [zì zūn] /self pride/

Why do so many Americans distrust what they read in their newspapers?
为什么那么多美国人不相信自己在报纸上看到的东西?
The American Society of Newspaper Editors is trying to answer this painful question.
美国新闻编辑协会正试图回答这个痛苦的问题。
The organization is deep into a long self-analysis known as the journalism credibility project.
该组织正深深陷入一个长期的自我剖析过程,即新闻可信度调查项目。

Downshifting — also known in America as "voluntary simplicity" — has, ironically, even bred a new area of what might be termed anti-consumerism.
具有讽刺意味的是,“放慢生活节奏”——在美国也称“自愿简单化”——甚至孕育了一个崭新的、可称之为反消费主义的生活方式。
There are a number of bestselling downshifting self-help books for people who want to simplify their lives; there are newsletters, such as The Tightwad Gazette, that give hundreds of thousands of Americans useful tips on anything from recycling their cling-film to making their own soap; there are even support groups for those who want to achieve the mid-'90s equivalent of dropping out.
对于那些想简单生活的人来说,有许多很畅销的帮你轻松生活的自助书籍;有各种简讯,例如省钱简报,会给美国人提供成千上万条有用的点子去做事,从回收保鲜腊到自制肥皂;甚至还有一些帮助团体,帮人按90年代中期脱离传统社会的人的生活方式去生活。

Self-doubt has yielded to blind pride.
到如今,对自身的怀疑已被盲目乐观所取代。
"American industry has changed its structure, has gone on a diet, has learnt to be more quick-witted," according to Richard Cavanaugh, executive dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
“美国的工业已经改变了结构,消除了滞胀,学会了明智”,这是哈佛大学肯尼迪管理学院行政院长理查德·卡佛纳的看法。
"It makes me proud to be an American just to see how our businesses are improving their productivity," says Stephen Moore of the Cato Institute, a think-tank in Washington, D.C.
华盛顿特区的智囊团——卡托研究院的史蒂芬·莫尔说,“看到我们的企业正在提高自身的生产率,作为一个美国人,我感到自豪。”
And William Sahlman of the Harvard Business School believes that people will look back on this period as "a golden age of business management in the United States."
哈佛商学院的威廉·萨尔曼相信人们将会把这一时期视为“美国企业管理的黄金时代”。

While often praised by foreigners for its emphasis on the basics, Japanese education tends to stress test taking and mechanical learning over creativity and self-expression.
虽然日本的教育因强调基础知识而经常受到外国人的赞扬,但是它往往强调考试和机械学习,而不重视创造性和自我表现。
"Those things that do not show up in the test scores — personality, ability, courage or humanity are completely ignored," says Toshiki Kaifu, chairman of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's education committee.
“在考分中得不到体现的那些东西——个性、能力、勇气或人性——完全被忽视,”执政的自民党教育委员会主席Toshiki Kaifu说,
"Frustration against this kind of thing leads kids to drop out and run wild."
“对这类事情灰心丧气,致使孩子辍学、放荡不羁。”

"Is this what you intended to accomplish with your careers?" Senator Robert Dole asked Time Warner executives last week.
"You have sold your souls, but must you corrupt our nation and threaten our children as well?"
At Time Warner, however, such questions are simply the latest manifestation of the soul-searching that has involved the company ever since the company was born in 1990.
It's a self-examination that has, at various times, involved issues of responsibility, creative freedom and the corporate bottom line.
参议员罗伯特·多尔上星期质问时代华纳公司高级人员时说:“难道这就是你们要成就的事业吗?你们已经出卖了自己的灵魂,难道你们还非要腐化我们的国家,威胁我们的孩子不成?”不过,对于成立于1990年的时代华纳公司而言,
这样的质问仅仅只是公司自我反思的最新表白,是在不同时期涉及责任、创作自由和公司底线问题的自我反省。

These feelings of insecurity and self-doubt are both unavoidable and necessary if we are to change and grow.
如果我们要变化、要成长,那么这种不安全感、自我怀疑则是不可避免的,而且也是必要的。
If we do not confront and overcome these internal fears and doubts, if we protect ourselves too much, then we cease to grow. We become trapped inside a shell of our own making.
如果我们不能去正视并克服这些内在的恐惧和疑虑,如果我们过于自我保护,那么我们就会停止成长,陷进自己营造的壳里面。

{adj: abashed, chagrined, embarrassed} feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious
"felt abashed at the extravagant praise"
"chagrined at the poor sales of his book"
"was embarrassed by her child's tantrums"

{adj: abstinent, abstentious} self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
"not totally abstinent but abstemious"

{adj: arrogant, chesty, self-important} having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
"an arrogant official"
"arrogant claims"
"chesty as a peacock"

{adj: ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan} practicing great self-denial
"Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James
"a desert nomad's austere life"
"a spartan diet"
"a spartan existence"

{adj: ascetic, ascetical} pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
"ascetic practices"

{adj: assertive, self-asserting, self-assertive} confidently aggressive
"too assertive as a salesman"
"his self-assertive and unflagging energy"

{adj: assertive} inclined to bold and confident assertion; aggressively self-assured
"an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue"
"pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act"
<-> unassertive

{adj: at odds, conflicting, contradictory, self-contradictory} in disagreement
"the figures are at odds with our findings"
"contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"- John Morley

{adj: autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory} offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
"an autocratic person"
"autocratic behavior"
"a bossy way of ordering others around"
"a rather aggressive and dominating character"
"managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"
"a swaggering peremptory manner"

{adj: autofluorescent} emitting light via self-induced fluorescence

{adj: autoloading, self-loading, semiautomatic} (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously
"an autoloading rifle"

{adj: autolytic} of or relating to self-digestion

{adj: automotive, self-propelled, self-propelling} containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement
"a self-propelled vehicle"

{adj: autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereign} (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
"an autonomous judiciary"
"a sovereign state"

{adj: autonomous, self-directed, self-reliant} (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment

{adj: axiomatic, self-evident, taken for granted} evident without proof or argument
"an axiomatic truth"
"we hold these truths to be self-evident"

{adj: bashful} self-consciously timid
"I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound

{adj: big, swelled, vainglorious} feeling self-importance
"too big for his britches"
"had a swelled head"
"he was swelled with pride"

{adj: boastful, braggart, bragging, braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising} exhibiting self-importance
"big talk"

{adj: bumptious, self-assertive} offensively self-assertive

{adj: buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy, soapy, unctuous} unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
"buttery praise"
"gave him a fulsome introduction"
"an oily sycophantic press agent"
"oleaginous hypocrisy"
"smarmy self-importance"
"the unctuous Uriah Heep"
"soapy compliments"

{adj: cagey, cagy, canny, clever} showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
"a cagey lawyer"
"too clever to be sound"

{adj: calm, unagitated, serene, tranquil} not agitated; without losing self-possession
"spoke in a calm voice"
"remained calm throughout the uproar"
"he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"
"a serene expression on her face"
"she became more tranquil"
"tranquil life in the country"

{adj: chipper, debonair, debonaire, jaunty} having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
"looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton
"life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds
"walked with a jaunty step"
"a jaunty optimist"

{adj: cocky} overly self-confident or self-assertive
"a very cocky young man"

{adj: collected, equanimous, poised, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed} in full control of your faculties
"the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"
"perfectly poised and sure of himself"
"more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"
"strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble"

{adj: competitive, militant} showing a fighting disposition
"highly competitive sales representative"
"militant in fighting for better wages for workers"
"his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy"

{adj: complacent, self-satisfied, self-complacent} contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions
"he had become complacent after years of success"
"his self-satisfied dignity"

{adj: composed} serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress
"the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage"
"I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time"
<-> discomposed

{adj: conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed, vain} characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
"a conceited fool"
"an attitude of self-conceited arrogance"
"an egotistical disregard of others"
"so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty"
"growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary"
"vain about her clothes"

{adj: cool, coolheaded, nerveless} marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional
"play it cool"
"keep cool"
"stayed coolheaded in the crisis"
"the most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament"

{adj: decadent, effete} marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
"a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility"
"a group of effete self-professed intellectuals"

{adj: defenseless, defenceless} lacking weapons for self-defense

{adj: demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting} destructive of morale and self-reliance

{adj: diffident, shy, timid, unsure} lacking self-confidence
"stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"
"problems that call for bold not timid responses"
"a very unsure young man"

{adj: dignified, self-respecting, self-respectful} having or showing self-esteem

{adj: discombobulated, disconcerted} having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion
"the hecklers pelted the discombobulated speaker with anything that came to hand"
"looked at each other dumbly, quite disconcerted"- G.B.Shaw

{adj: discomfited, embarrassed} caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable
"was discomfited by the personal questions"
"the child felt embarrassed by the attention of the adults"

{adj: discreet} marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint
"his trusted discreet aide"
"a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace"
<-> indiscreet

{adj: disinterested} unaffected by self-interest

{adj: dour, forbidding, grim} harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
"a dour, self-sacrificing life"
"a forbidding scowl"
"a grim man loving duty more than humanity"
"undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie

{adj: egoistic, egoistical, egocentric, self-centered, self-centred} limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
<-> altruistic

{adj: egotistic, egotistical, narcissistic, self-loving} characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance

{adj: embryonic, embryotic} in an early stage of development
"the embryonic government staffed by survivors of the massacre"
"an embryonic nation, not yet self-governing"

{adj: extraorinaire} extraordinary in a particular capacity
"a woodworker extraordinaire"
"a self-starter extraordinaire"

{adj: fair, just} free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules
"a fair referee"
"fair deal"
"on a fair footing"
"a fair fight"
"by fair means or foul"
<-> unfair

{adj: forbearing, longanimous} showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment
"seemly and forbearing...yet strong enough to resist aggression"
"was longanimous in the face of suffering"

{adj: freelance, self-employed} working for yourself
<-> salaried

{adj: froward, headstrong, self-willed, willful, wilful} habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

{adj: goody-goody} affectedly or smugly good or self-righteous

{adj: hair-shirt, hair-shirted} self-sacrificing or austere

{adj: heedless, thoughtless, unheeding} marked by or paying little heed or attention
"We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt
"heedless of danger"
"heedless of the child's crying"
<-> heedful

{adj: holier-than-thou, pietistic, pietistical, pharisaic, pharisaical, sanctimonious, self-righteous} excessively or hypocritically pious
"a sickening sanctimonious smile"

{adj: humble} marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
"a humble apology"
"essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski
<-> proud

{adj: imperturbable, unflappable} not easily perturbed or excited or upset; marked by extreme calm and composure
"hitherto imperturbable, he now showed signs of alarm"
"an imperturbable self-possession"
"unflappable in a crisis"

{adj: impregnable, inexpugnable} incapable of being overcome, challenged or refuted
"an impregnable argument"
"impregnable self-confidence"

{adj: imprudent} lacking wise self-restraint
"an imprudent remark"

{adj: inmost, innermost} being deepest within the self
"one's innermost feelings"

{adj: insecure} lacking self-confidence or assurance
"an insecure person lacking mental stability"
<-> secure

{adj: interfering, meddlesome, meddling, officious, busy, busybodied} intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
"an interfering old woman"
"bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"
"busy about other people's business"

{adj: introspective, introverted, self-examining} given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences
<-> extrospective

{adj: meek, mild, modest} humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
"meek and self-effacing"

{adj: monkish} befitting a monk; inclined to self-denial

{adj: nonassertive} not aggressively self-assured, though not necessarily lacking in confidence
"she was quiet and nonassertive as she took control"

{adj: opinionated, opinionative, self-opinionated} obstinate in your opinions

{adj: overreaching, vaulting} revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights
"vaulting ambition"

{adj: paradoxical, self-contradictory} seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true
"it is paradoxical that standing is more tiring than walking"

{adj: perennial} lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal
"perennial happiness"

{adj: pleased, proud of} feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measures your self-worth
"proud of their child"

{adj: proud} feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride
"proud parents"
"proud of his accomplishments"
"a proud moment"
"proud to serve his country"
"a proud name"
"proud princes"
<-> humble

{adj: reflexive, self-referent} referring back to itself

{adj: renunciant, renunciative, self-abnegating, self-denying} used especially of behavior

{adj: reserved} marked by self-restraint and reticence
"was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West
<-> unreserved

{adj: reticent, self-effacing, retiring} reluctant to draw attention to yourself

{adj: retrospective} concerned with or related to the past
"retrospective self-justification"
<-> prospective

{adj: self-absorbed, self-involved} absorbed in your own interests or thoughts etc

{adj: self-acting, self-activating, self-moving, self-regulating} designed to activate or move or regulate itself


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