self-hate

noun
\ ˌself-ˈhāt How to pronounce self-hate (audio) \

Definition of self-hate

: hatred directed toward oneself rather than toward others : self-hatred Humans need self-love, not self-hate, but when you have a disorder which makes you anti-social, it's hard to be kind to yourself.— Jo Challacombe

First Known Use of self-hate

1576, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-hate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-hate. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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