self-reproving

adjective
self-re·​prov·​ing | \ ˌself-ri-ˈprü-viŋ How to pronounce self-reproving (audio) \

Definition of self-reproving

: feeling or expressing self-reproof self-reproving thoughts … was learning to substitute the punishments they dispensed for the ones a self-reproving teenager inflicts on himself.— David Merrill

First Known Use of self-reproving

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-reproving was circa 1775

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“Self-reproving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-reproving. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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