Definition of self-discovery in English:



mass noun
  • The process of acquiring insight into one's own character.

    ‘the college experience might be described as a voyage of self-discovery’
    • ‘The journey becomes a voyage of self-discovery.’
    • ‘We take a voyage of self-discovery, and realise at the end of the journey, that we are humans with sentiments we cannot control.’
    • ‘The second uses a historical event as a departure point for a test of oneself on a voyage of self-discovery.’
    • ‘Race and locale are less important than the fact that the young characters are in the process of self-discovery.’
    • ‘It is part of the process of self-discovery, of the very complicated moral problems Germany has with itself.’
    • ‘However, on one fortunate day, Oscar gets the opportunity to play in the theatre, leading him on a path of self-discovery.’
    • ‘Both weave seemingly different storylines and characters into a final tapestry of emotion and self-discovery.’
    • ‘These workshops utilize movement as a path to self-discovery and growth.’
    • ‘It is a journey, a process of self-discovery and usually a solitary one.’
    • ‘The book is the result of his voyages of self-discovery.’
    • ‘It's a metaphor for self-discovery if ever I've seen one.’
    • ‘Through self-reliance and self-discipline, the child is inspired to embark on a voyage of self-discovery.’
    • ‘Finally, by facilitating self-discovery and personal growth, autobiography has therapeutic power.’
    • ‘The process of self-discovery was involved for both of these women.’
    • ‘Amid the ever-changing scenery, the two men undergo their journeys of self-discovery, confronted by inequality and deprivation.’
    • ‘The result is a sublime and surreal saga of self-discovery and personal growth, of existential doubt and doubtful existences.’
    • ‘These last poems provide instances of self-reflection and self-discovery.’
    • ‘It is therefore an act of self-transformation, in a continuous process of evolution and self-discovery.’
    • ‘It is the moving story of a courtesan and her voyage of self-discovery with the religious city of Kasi as the background.’
    • ‘The docks represent your point of embarkation on this voyage of self-discovery.’