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  • n. shame resulting from strong dislike of yourself or your actions


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  • Denying your truth and not standing in it leads to a loss of power, lies, and self-disgust.

    Levi Ben-Shmuel: Finding Your Inner Royalty

  • EDs are sometimes viewed as conditions perpetuated by vanity; however, the prevalent feelings of self-disgust and the low self-confidence exhibited by sufferers of EDs clearly demonstrate the incredible error of this notion.

    Eating Disorders: Colleges Highlight Quiet Problem

  • “I feel like some damned actor,” he declared in a tone of self-disgust.

    Western Man

  • In "The Five-Forty-Eight" it's his self-complacency and then its replacement by terror and self-disgust.

    O Youth and Beauty!

  • I didn't know what prayer was, and attempting it on my own for such a long period of time meant that I was cultivating mostly self-disgust.

    Amy Frykholm: Naked In Church

  • With a twitch of self-disgust, Purcell realized that the orange lightning bolt had been a cat.

    Etched in Bone

  • Someone told me once to follow the fantasy through -- to the next morning, when I feel like hell from the shots of vodka I was downing, or like a hippopotamus from the five colorful cupcakes I shoved in my mouth, or like I just want to hide in bed forever because the self-disgust is overwhelming.

    7 Ways to Boost Your Willpower

  • "The ladies who lunch" was coined as the sung title of a song of galvanising self-disgust written for Elaine Stritch's uber-sardonic Joanne in Company.

    Finishing the Hat: The Collected Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim by Stephen Sondheim – review

  • Whereas in Extras it is generally clear that Ian McKellen, Kate Winslet and the others are playing vicious spins on their images – although Les Dennis's appearance in that series sometimes seemed to be exposing a genuine streak of self-disgust – these sim-coms deliberately operate in, to borrow a cricketing expression from Geoffrey Boycott, a corridor of uncertainty.

    Simon Amstell, Larry David and the rise of the 'sim-com'

  • You know, I agree with Kellee, and let me say that I adore your games, and really, it's a thrill to be on this show with you - that, you know, games can communicate all sorts of things: enchantment, self-disgust.

    Video Games: The 21st Century's Fine Art Frontier


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