American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Hatred, disregard, and denigration of oneself.
- n. Hatred of oneself.
- n. shame resulting from strong dislike of yourself or your actions
“Call it fear, call it self-hatred, call it the deflation of the spirit—whatever we call it, these are the expressions of insecurity, of an absence of the inner peace that is an irreplaceable ingredient in the redemptive person.”
“In "O Youth and Beaty!" it's his self-hatred for the lesser man he's become.”
“What he offers us is his own subtle variations on it: a Richard in whom instinctive comic brio is matched by a power-lust born of intense self-hatred.”
“Waited longer, sure that all of these feelings of self-hatred, self-doubt, embarrassment, and shame were like water on a stove, slowly coming to a boil, and then going to explode all at once .... hmm.”
“Though Cheever did not self-destruct in the traditional sense (the outward act itself, ala Hemingway and others), one look into his journals reveals all the darkness he harbored during much of his writing life – insecurity, self-hatred, depression, a heavy dependency on alcohol to put things into tragic perspective.”
“Or they can be like me and internalize all the condemnation and hatred that you wrought upon them and begin the vicious cycle of self-hatred, self-loathing, self-mutilation, that might lead to death or not.”
“We have taken what you in the community have to say and internalized it into a vicious cycle of self-hatred that might lead to death, acceptance, or even more misery when we do not commit suicide.”
“Every time people of color turn to self-hatred because they have internalized the racist attitudes and stereotypes, that is institutional racism acting.”
“Martinned: So in addition to Jewish self-hatred and gay self-hatred, we also have New Yorker self-hatred?”
“So in addition to Jewish self-hatred and gay self-hatred, we also have New Yorker self-hatred?”
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