Definition of "self-improvement" [self-improvement]

  • Improvement of one's condition through one's own efforts. (noun)

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Use "self-improvement" in a sentence
  • "The Quantified Self, which, in the name of self-improvement, provides tools for collecting data on every aspect of your daily life: sleeping, eating, having sex, worrying, having coffee and so forth."
  • "There is a disease in the Western World, and it's called "self-improvement.""
  • "“Every week I pick up a pearl that I can use as a self-improvement tool.”"