self-re·​crim·​i·​na·​tion | \ ˌself-ri-ˌkri-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce self-recrimination (audio) \
plural self-recriminations

Definition of self-recrimination

: the act of accusing or blaming oneself … a story whose own identity slips from the slow burn of an erotic thriller to a far deeper, more wrenching study of parental loss, self-recrimination and grief.— Ann Hornaday All of the past year's regrets and self-recriminations came rushing back: the sleepless nights, the anguished days.— Justin Peters

First Known Use of self-recrimination

1769, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-recrimination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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