One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The blaming of oneself for something.‘feelings of guilt and self-condemnation’
self-reproach, self-accusation, feelings of guilt, guiltiness, a guilty conscience, a bad conscience, pangs of conscienceView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘In more self-defeating forms, it intensifies to self-negation, self-condemnation, self-rejection, and self-hatred.’
- ‘Guilt and self-condemnation for performing such acts seems quite unhealthy.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Far from being an opportunity for self-condemnation or increased guilt, repentance is meant to be an experience of freedom and liberation.’
- 1.1 The inadvertent revelation of one's wrongdoing.
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