Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Contempt for one's self.

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  • noun a feeling of contempt for oneself

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Examples

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

    True You

  • 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

  • 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

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

    True You

  • 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

  • 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!

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

    True You

  • 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

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