selfnounuk us /self/
self noun (PERSONALITY)
- She's not her customary cheerful self today.
- The Minister was her usual evasive self, skilfully dodging reporters' questions about her possible resignation.
- He seemed ill at ease and not his usual self.
- It was a long time after the accident before he seemed like his former self.
- He wasn't his usual ebullient self.
self noun (PERSONAL ADVANTAGE)