from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Condemnation of one's self by one's own judgment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Condemnation by one's own conscience or confession.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
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Her eyes burned dry and hot, her cheeks flamed, her hands shook with futile self-condemnation.
We know that the loss of faith and meaning, the sense of isolation, and the self-condemnation characteristic of moral injury cannot be repaired by short-term therapies.
I have paid pretty severely for the folly, and can never recollect it without disgust and self-condemnation.
"I think that there would be severe self-condemnation of himself if he doesn't go forward with the peaceful acceptance, and also he doesn't have any alternative, except to go to war."
When you observe your chatter for a few days you will, in all likelihood, be unpleasantly surprised by how often you run yourself down with self-condemnation and how often you label whatever happens to you as bad.
Regardless how much self-help rah, rah, rah is out there, when we hit the slippery slope of self-condemnation, we forget magnificence in ourselves and others.
Of one of his patients, he writes, "His use of a drug to deal with the self-condemnation of such a punitive conscience has been described as a way to create an identity free of the 'tyranny' of this eternal hanging judge."
There is, however, one scene where Judith actually makes a heartfelt self-condemnation to her husband, but it's immediately ruined by the use of an absurd twist of camera-irony where he's revealed to have been in another room.
Their lives are a testimony to the absurdity of self-condemnation.
Instead of criticising ourselves for not praying enough - for there's already enough self-condemnation in our lives - we might do well to realise that we actually pray more than we think we do.
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