Definition of self-knowing in US English:

self-knowing

adjective

  • See self-knowledge

    • ‘It helps that the lyrics included with Greatest Hits finally help explicate the song as more of a self-knowing lament about immaturity, rather than a tribute to it as I always thought.’
    • ‘A stylish effort, the film tries hard to be more complex than necessary and some self-knowing irony might have helped.’
    • ‘You can recognize self-knowing original wakefulness and arrive in the natural state, genuinely and authentically.’
    • ‘In a very self-knowing way it parodies some of the elements of ‘traditional’ anime, and finds a way to spin it all out into a new blend of an unidentifiable genre.’
    • ‘Communities may imply a plurality of such self-knowing nodes of interaction, where real people live.’