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self-recrimination

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of blaming or censuring oneself.

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Examples

  • The self-recrimination he now summoned was felt, too, as pangs of physical pain.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • The self-recrimination he now summoned was felt, too, as pangs of physical pain.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • And, fearless feminist though she was, she could be reduced to days of self-recrimination if someone made a snide remark about her outfit.

    Virginia Woolf, my mother and me

  • Yet, with her poignant descriptions of a much-loved little girl who grew up to be a troubled but still cherished woman, Ms. Didion has created something luminous amid her self-recrimination and sorrow.

    A Mother's Love And Laments

  • And, fearless feminist though she was, she could be reduced to days of self-recrimination if someone made a snide remark about her outfit.

    Virginia Woolf, my mother and me

  • Whether it was the extermination of native Americans, support of rightwing tyrants who uttered those three magic words "I hate Communism", secret medical experiments on U.S. citizens, or collateral damage to civilian populations during wars, we seem to have little capacity for sustained self-recrimination.

    David Macaray: The Patriotism Reflex

  • The self-recrimination he now summoned was felt, too, as pangs of physical pain.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • As did the 'keeper, collapsing on his hands and knees in frustration and self-recrimination.

    Pakistan v England – day four live! | Andy Bull and Rob Smyth

  • The self-recrimination he now summoned was felt, too, as pangs of physical pain.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • This defensive psychological distancing lasts about 19 seconds, before being swept away by a burst of intense self-recrimination, during which you feel like pulling your own brain out and spanking it over your knee.

    Jonathan Franzen's Freedom has been pulped. MORE HEADLINE TO GO HERE

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