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

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“Self-contempt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-contempt. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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