self-contempt

noun
self-con·​tempt | \ ˌself-kən-ˈtem(p)t How to pronounce self-contempt (audio) \
plural self-contempts

Definition of self-contempt

: contempt for oneself Every second year, I resolve to lose weight, only to fail almost instantly, which tips me into a period of self-contempt which inevitably leads to more eating.— Richard Glover

First Known Use of self-contempt

1563, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about self-contempt

Time Traveler for self-contempt

Time Traveler

The first known use of self-contempt was in 1563

See more words from the same year

Statistics for self-contempt

Cite this Entry

“Self-contempt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-contempt. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

Comments on self-contempt

What made you want to look up self-contempt? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

July 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • papercraft sunset
  • Which is a synonym of mien?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!