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Definition of self-loathing

: loathing of oneself : self-hatred acting out of fear and self-loathing … the idea that the self-absorption and egotism of the narcissist are a pose to mask their opposite: a deep well of self-loathing and low self-esteem.— Jeffrey Kluger

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… his life as a self-loathing sensualist, an incautious but easily damaged artist … — A. L. Kennedy … stars as a self-loathing English writer who writes Hollywood sitcoms for his actress wife … — Giselle Benatar

First Known Use of self-loathing

1635, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-loathing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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