self-hatred

noun
self-ha·​tred | \ ˌself-ˈhā-trəd How to pronounce self-hatred (audio) \

Definition of self-hatred

: hatred directed toward oneself rather than toward others : self-hate Some people who read my memoirs are shocked at the level of self-hatred. All I can say is, if you have never suffered from self-loathing, lucky you.— David Hare "It was just self-hatred, low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn't do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore," she [Paris Jackson] explained.— Jessica Sager

First Known Use of self-hatred

1581, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-hatred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-hatred. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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