Definition of "self-referential" [self-referential]
Referring to oneself or itself: The biographer's account of the poet's life was surprisingly self-referential. (adjective)
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Use "self-referential" in a sentence
"To me, this indicates that he not only believes himself divorced from those social categories, but then projects his own self-referential experience onto others and believes them to be similarly divorced from their social categories."
"When you are a business owner and in a position of authority, it is human to make assumptions and allow self-referential thinking to dominate."
"The artist aims to present her dream-like reality with formal considerations, and her self-referential (and self-realizational) execution often has unforeseen results: "A lot of times, I'm really surprised at what comes out was completely unexpected," she says."