self-disgust

noun

self-dis·​gust ˌself-di-ˈskəst How to pronounce self-disgust (audio)
-dis-ˈgəst,
 also  -diz-
: a strong dislike or distaste for oneself or for one's actions
He stood for a minute or two looking around the room with the same expression of self-disgust, as if he hated himself and everything about him …Edith Wharton

Examples of self-disgust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Messud’s willingness to imagine the depths of her father’s self-disgust is both tender and shocking. Emma Alpern, Vulture, 7 May 2024 It can best be described as a form of self-disgust or even embarrassment. Women's Health, 8 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-disgust was in 1814

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“Self-disgust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-disgust. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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