self-criticism

noun
self-crit·i·cism | \ ˌself-ˈkri-tə-ˌsi-zəm \
plural self-criticisms

Definition of self-criticism 

: the act of or capacity for criticizing one's own faults or shortcomings To impress friends and potential employers, avoid complimenting yourself and trying to disguise it as self-criticism. —Shana Lebowitz … he's learned discipline, beneficial self-criticism … and the ability to develop a regimen in his day-to-day life. —Hillary Gavan

First Known Use of self-criticism

1780, in the meaning defined above

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21 Aug 2018

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