Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Knowing of one's self, or without communication from another.
  • Possessed of self-consciousness as an attribute of man.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Knowing one's self, or one's own character, powers, and limitations.
  • adjective Knowing of itself, without help from another.

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Examples

  • The movie is so self-knowing Carson even says to Melody: "If I wasn't a key player in this whole conspiracy to brainwash the youth of America with rock music, we could totally date!"

    ‘Josie And The Pussycats’ Rock Out With This Week’s Sick Day Stash » MTV Movies Blog

  • On Saturday in Hollis, N.H., Mr. Santorum gave a self-knowing preface as he started on another Social Security response, saying: "Get prepared."

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  • It would be a tragedy of the greatest proportion to permit the work of a few terrorists to set the parameters of our self-knowing, and self-actualizing.

    Vaishali: Mosque'd in Controversy

  • It would be a tragedy of the greatest proportion to permit the work of a few terrorists to set the parameters of our self-knowing, and self-actualizing.

    Vaishali: Mosque'd in Controversy

  • It would be a tragedy of the greatest proportion to permit the work of a few terrorists to set the parameters of our self-knowing, and self-actualizing.

    Vaishali: Mosque'd in Controversy

  • It would be a tragedy of the greatest proportion to permit the work of a few terrorists to set the parameters of our self-knowing, and self-actualizing.

    Vaishali: Mosque'd in Controversy

  • He also weaves in a witty, self-knowing, self-mocking account of his own faith journey, from the heavy-duty evangelical Christianity of his youth when he was stoned as he walked, strumming his guitar, through the Bogside district of Derry inviting people to prepare the way of the Lord, through a spell as a reporter at Church Times, the parish pump of Anglicanism, and on to his loss of belief during IVF treatment.

    Is God Still an Englishman? by Cole Moreton

  • And with an aptness that verges, almost, on the self-knowing, this mecca of celebrity, so bright and colourful on the outside, turns out to be little more than a dispiriting, soulless car park from within.

    Glastonbury 2010: Meet the celebrities

  • All theatrical and spooky and end-of-days, and self-knowing, and with a clown motif.

    Big Brother; Father & Son; Dispatches; Luther

  • Does the self-knowing compensate for the self-obsession?

    Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow together ... again

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