self-damn·​ing ˌself-ˈda-miŋ How to pronounce self-damning (audio)
: causing or leading to one's own condemnation or ruin
his self-damning testimony
: condemning or criticizing oneself
negative, self-damning thoughts
is self-damning about his flaws
Bernard Gallacher has long been his own most voluble critic. Nothing any observer could say would match his self-damning assessment of the defeat …Ian Paul

Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-damning was in 1683

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“Self-damning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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