self-con·​dem·​na·​tion ˌself-ˌkän-ˌdem-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce self-condemnation (audio)
plural self-condemnations
: the act or an instance of condemning one's own character or actions : condemnation of oneself
… fierce self-condemnation seized on her. "I've been a wicked woman," she moaned.Lucy Maud Montgomery
Where do the guilt, shame, and self-condemnations come from? There are several possibilities.Walter E. Jacobson

Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-condemnation was in 1581

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Cite this Entry

“Self-condemnation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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