Definition of self-imposed in English:

self-imposed

adjective

  • (of a task or circumstance) imposed on oneself, not by an external force.

    ‘he went into self-imposed exile’
    • ‘After a self-imposed exile from tennis, one of the game's greats is back and ready to mix it with his fiercest rival.’
    • ‘He now lives in self-imposed exile atop an Italian mountain.’
    • ‘At least half the houses on this 4,700 block display signs of self-imposed isolation.’
    • ‘Breezing through the audition process, Lemar found himself in self-imposed exile with twelve other students.’
    • ‘He had avoided all human contact since embarking on his self-imposed exile at the end of 1996.’
    • ‘Exile, be it enforced or self-imposed, tends to test individual resolve.’
    • ‘Helped by a friend's allowance, and then a substantial inheritance, they lived well in self-imposed exile in Italy.’
    • ‘One can only hope that it won't neglect this important aspect of its self-imposed task.’
    • ‘He then went into self-imposed exile in America but bounced back in 1984 to start a new line of luxury silk raincoats.’
    • ‘We are thinking of self-imposed measures for use of cellphones, but they are unwanted on school and college campuses.’
    • ‘The stories of the seven characters intertwine impossibly in a story of identity and self-imposed oppression.’
    • ‘Her death in self-imposed exile contrasted markedly with her earlier life as an icon of the Nationalist regime.’
    • ‘Being human, we will sometimes mess up and stray from our self-imposed task.’
    • ‘Who cries out for this self-imposed restraint, by the way?’
    • ‘For the last few decades he has lived in obscurity, in self-imposed exile in Italy.’
    • ‘Peter refuses to grow up, and because of that has entered a self-imposed exile in Neverland.’
    • ‘After several years of self-imposed exile on an ocean liner, Richie is ready to come home and face his demons, and his two siblings have the same idea.’
    • ‘In 1901 he became bankrupt and moved into self-imposed exile in Bruges, where he lived for the next quarter of a century.’
    • ‘There needs to be regulation, and in some cases perhaps self-imposed boundaries are enough.’
    • ‘More than a few have weaseled out on their self-imposed term-limit commitments.’

Pronunciation

self-imposed

/ˈˌself əmˈpōzd//ˈˌsɛlf əmˈpoʊzd/