Definition of self-knowledge in English:



  • Understanding of oneself or one's own motives or character.

    • ‘We may acquire knowledge and self-knowledge from such a conversation, but neither is required to begin it.’
    • ‘In any lasting sense, they can only be given strength by knowledge and self-knowledge and by a sense of common humanity.’
    • ‘Finally, self-knowledge is a critically important component of metacognitive knowledge.’
    • ‘From that derive self-knowledge, confidence and an understanding of one's place in the mosaic of society.’
    • ‘Knowledge, self-knowledge, and motivation must all change.’
    • ‘It is helpful in understanding self-knowledge to consider parallel issues regarding perceptual knowledge.’
    • ‘Thank you for deepening our self-knowledge of our tombstone mentality.’
    • ‘She portrays herself as a witness of poetry's sly seizure of the grounds of self-knowledge.’
    • ‘However, far from being frivolous, this quest for self-knowledge was central to Montaigne's sceptical philosophy.’
    • ‘Can we ever come to repentance and gain genuine self-knowledge under such a burden?’
    • ‘Paradoxically, it is often self-knowledge that destroys a Miller character.’
    • ‘It was the best thing I ever did, apart from quitting smoking, and it gave me so much self-knowledge.’
    • ‘He asserted that a person with self-knowledge as well as knowledge of the opponent will win.’
    • ‘To me, self-knowledge equals freedom, and I believe that the key to all of this is freedom.’
    • ‘An expert in the field weighs in on meditation, self-knowledge and what they have to do with keeping aches and pains away.’
    • ‘Self-awareness and self-knowledge were essential for mental health, he said.’
    • ‘Their privileged knowledge is agent self-knowledge, made true by being put into action.’
    • ‘It is crucial to differentiate the phenomenon of self-awareness from discrete pieces of self-knowledge.’
    • ‘He had no self-knowledge and no knowledge of other people.’
    • ‘This is a Lear shocked out of illusion into self-knowledge.’



/ˈˌself ˈnäləj/