self-reproach

noun
self-re·proach | \ ˌself-ri-ˈprōch \
plural self-reproaches

Definition of self-reproach 

: harsh criticism or disapproval of oneself especially for wrongdoing feelings of self-reproach When she reached home she went to bed, spent with the tumult of her emotions and sick with shame and self-reproach. —William Dean Howells also : an instance or expression of self-reproach … I was greatly pained and made many self-reproaches for not having written to you for so long a time … —Thomas De Quincey

First Known Use of self-reproach

1753, in the meaning defined above

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21 Aug 2018

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