self-damning

adjective
self-damn·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈda-miŋ How to pronounce self-damning (audio) \

Definition of self-damning

1 : causing or leading to one's own condemnation or ruin his self-damning testimony
2 : 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

First Known Use of self-damning

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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