Definition of self-criticism in English:



mass noun
  • Criticism of oneself or one's actions.

    ‘their need to engage in introspection and self-criticism’
    count noun ‘they are required to write self-criticisms’
    • ‘Radical discourses typically recommend some form of self-criticism, often involving a split self.’
    • ‘Self-criticism needs to be constructive, otherwise you'll undermine your confidence.’
    • ‘Self-criticism has been found to be related to the perception of threat, which often leads to performance anxiety.’
    • ‘He instilled self-criticism with a purpose into all his students.’
    • ‘Plato's own work reveals a capacity for searching self-criticism.’
    • ‘All across Europe, there is an unprecedented wave of self-criticism.’
    • ‘At times I found his self-criticisms less than convincing.’
    • ‘Self-appraisal lifts you up, while self-criticism drags you down.’
    • ‘We often absorb criticism, which then becomes self-criticism.’
    • ‘This is a kind of self-criticism, but it is far from illuminating.’