self-loathing

noun self-loath·ing \ ˌself-ˈlō-ṯẖiŋ \

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

self-loathing

adjective
    • … 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

1758


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