Definition of self-condemnation in English:



  • 1The blaming of oneself for something.

    ‘feelings of guilt and self-condemnation’
    • ‘Far from being an opportunity for self-condemnation or increased guilt, repentance is meant to be an experience of freedom and liberation.’
    • ‘Guilt and self-condemnation for performing such acts seems quite unhealthy.’
    • ‘Those who connive to retaliate after a misunderstanding comes up should know they are carving a destiny of unhappiness for themselves by digging a pit of remorse, self-condemnation and depression.’
    • ‘In more self-defeating forms, it intensifies to self-negation, self-condemnation, self-rejection, and self-hatred.’
    • ‘As they discuss and share coping of trauma-related shame, guilt, rage, fear, doubt, and self-condemnation, they prepare themselves to focus on the present rather than the past.’
    • ‘Persuading the patient to be responsible for his illness can require great tact, otherwise he may adopt a moral attitude of self-condemnation because of it.’
    self-reproach, self-accusation, self-condemnation, feelings of guilt, guiltiness, a guilty conscience, a bad conscience, pangs of conscience
    1. 1.1The inadvertent revelation of one's wrongdoing.



/ˌselfˌkänˌdemˈnāSHən/ /ˌsɛlfˌkɑnˌdɛmˈneɪʃən/