Definitions

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  • n. a feeling of contempt for oneself

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Contempt for one's self.

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Examples

  • Plus he had to write for money and no matter how hard he tried he didn't make enough of it and that alternately enraged him and demoralized him but always gave him grounds for self-contempt.

    O Youth and Beauty!

  • If we do slip or fall short of our mindful eating goals, it is important not to fall down the rabbit hole by lapsing into old negative self-judgment, self-contempt or self-hatred.

    Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.: Mindful Reframing: A Pre-Diet Plan

  • It becomes a basis for self-contempt, with consequences that follow us for decades.

    True You

  • Girlfriends and wives are usually the handiest target on which they project this self-contempt, but "females" (I never once heard "women" used in prison -- too respectful) can at least leverage sex, earning power, maternity and other men into the equation.

    Mark Olmsted: Horror in the Bronx: How They Could Have Done It

  • She knew how all of us, in a fit of real temper, will destroy the things we love most out of self-contempt turned outward, so was unwilling to paint either Marvin or herself into a corner with an ultimatum.

    Chris Crutcher: Bullying

  • While in the film it is the goy neighbour who initially leads Larry to face his guilt through self-contempt, in reality it is the goy spectator who is being exposed to Jewish secrecy via the Hollywood big screen.

    Matthew Yglesias » Is The Universe a Hologram? Should We Care?

  • Lowbrow gloom, sometimes veering over into self-contempt, is easy to find just by turning on the TV.

    America the Miserable

  • Girlfriends and wives are usually the handiest target on which they project this self-contempt, but "females" I never once heard "women" used in prison -- too respectful can at least leverage sex, earning power, maternity and other men into the equation.

    Mark Olmsted: Horror in the Bronx: How They Could Have Done It

  • Her look is so full of self-contempt, such self-hatred, I have to blink.

    Hollywood Savage

  • Unfortunately, it was quickly followed by a wave of self-contempt.

    The Devil Wears Plaid

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