American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of helping or improving oneself without assistance from others.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Working for one's self without assistance from others.
- n. the practice of bettering oneself without relying on the assistance of others.
- n. law an act of redressing or preventing a wrong by one's own actions rather than through legal proceedings
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of aiding one's self, without depending on the aid of others.
- n. (Law) The right or fact of redressing or preventing wrongs by one's own action without recourse to legal proceedings, as in self-defense, distress, abatement of a nuisance, etc.
- n. developing one's capabilities or solving one's own problems, especially psychological problems, without the assistance of a professional, by independent study or by association with other individuals having similar interests.
- adj. of, pertaining to, or useful for the process of developing one's capabilities or solving one's problems.
- n. the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else
“It's a promising thought, but to place this book in the rubric of self-help would be to mistake Kahneman-who lived for several years in Nazi-occupied France-for a benighted optimist.”
“Here, they're all playing nicely at moguldom and at mentoring, professing a commitment to nurturing talent and using the term "support system" in a way that splits the difference between the jargon of self-help and the language of networking.”
“Talk to your doctor, or call a self-help group such as Alcoholics Anonymous see Resources or check in your local yellow pages.”
“It is benefiting from what the City calls "self-help" measures, which don't depend on the economic climate.”
“Supreme Court orders Google Australia to release details of creators of website labelling self-help guru Jamie McIntyre a 'thieving scumbag' INTERNET giant Google has lost a landmark legal battle that is expected to open the floodgates to online litigation against anonymous online commentators.”
“The 25-year-old's lyric book is a 5,000-word self-help seminar, brimming with affirmation and possibility.”
“While a district may be required to offer remedial support to teachers after a first ineffective rating, this must primarily entail self-help.”
“Warren carries a thin Bible as he moves to and from the podium, but never opens it during the sermon, which feels very much like a self-help seminar.”
“The 2006 Faith Matters survey asked respondents to indicate whether they belong to a wide array of groups: from hobby groups to professional associations to self-help programs.”
“As Horowitz puts it, “In numerous unexamined ways, the budget studies” undertaken by progressives “attacked immigrant and working-class culture, hoping to replace it with the bourgeois emphasis on self-help and personal discipline.””
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self-discovery, self-awareness, self-actualization, self-respect, self-esteem, self-understanding, self-portrait, self-centered, self-righteousness, self-worth, self-reference, self-exam and 34 more...
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