Meaning of self-disgust in English:


Pronunciation /sɛlfdɪsˈɡʌst/


mass noun
  • Profound revulsion at one's own character or actions.

    ‘his descent into drunkenness filled him with self-disgust’
    • ‘The response to alienation might be melodramatic flounce, apathetic self-disgust, or withdrawal into an appalled ironic paralysis, but ultimately this brand of alternative music is still about offering some kind of story.’
    • ‘It tells a tale of suffering, of inhumanity, of nihilism, of self-disgust, of deep, dark holes in the soul that most folks would rather not peer into, to be honest.’
    • ‘The actor conveys at the same instant the character's overweening pride, as well as an element of self-knowledge, which borders on self-disgust.’
    • ‘In my case it was social embarrassment and self-disgust (borne of peer pressure to some degree, but not entirely).’
    • ‘His violence against others is also an expression of self-disgust.’
    • ‘Why, by contrast, would I be suffused with shame and self-disgust if I lifted an apple from a market vendor's stall?’
    • ‘I shook my head soundlessly, shame and horror and self-disgust combining in a wave to overpower me.’
    • ‘This element of self-indictment and self-disgust is absent, or at least not spelled out as it might be.’
    • ‘Heartache and self-disgust create pain as real as that which follows physical injury.’
    • ‘The only reaction they know to stress or anger or self-disgust is cutting themselves.’
    • ‘In case there were survivors, physical and mental humiliation would disable their witnessing power by instilling, as I have mentioned, an intolerable self-disgust.’