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
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