self-improvement

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self- +‎ improvement

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self-improvement (countable and uncountable, plural self-improvements)

  1. The following of a disciplined programme to improve one's physical health, mental health or character.
  2. The bettering of one's status.
    • 2017 January 20, Annie Zaleski, “AFI sounds refreshed and rejuvenated on its 10th album, AFI (The Blood Album)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      Ambition and self-improvement are certainly not negatives, although one potential downside to being more self-conscious—especially for punk bands—is muted urgency.

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self-help

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