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Definition of "self-expression" [self-expression]

  • Expression of one's own personality, feelings, or ideas, as through speech or art: "Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment” ( Pearl S. Buck). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "self-expression" in a sentence
  • "The Dutch social worker said to the father, This is what we call self-expression."
  • "No one has license to say whatever she pleases in the name of self-expression."
  • "At first many of the right-wing youth resented this curtailment of their so-called self-expression, but they soon realized this “plain dress” annoyed the left-wing youth."