self-reproachful

adjective

self-re·​proach·​ful ˌself-ri-ˈprōch-fəl How to pronounce self-reproachful (audio)
: full of self-reproach or self-reproaches : feeling or expressing harsh disapproval or criticism towards oneself
self-reproachful over her failure
self-reproachful thoughts

Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-reproachful was in 1796

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“Self-reproachful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-reproachful. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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