self-improvable

self-improvement

[self-im-proov-muhnt, self-]
noun
improvement of one's mind, character, etc., through one's own efforts.

Origin:
1735–45

self-improvable, adjective
self-improver, noun
self-improving, adjective
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self-improvement
 
n
the improvement of one's status, position, education, etc, by one's own efforts

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self-improvement
1748, from self + improvement (q.v.).
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