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Reproach or blame directed at oneself.‘the bitter tears of self-reproach’
scruples, misgivings, qualms, worries, unease, uneasiness, hesitation, hesitancy, doubts, reluctance, reservationsView synonyms
- ‘By apologizing and taking responsibility for our actions we help rid ourselves of esteem-robbing self-reproach and guilt.’
- ‘She looked into his face, and guilt and self-reproach dissolved, along with the memory of another face, other eyes, ones that haunted and weighed her down with unresolvable pain.’
- ‘Her reaction is a source of self-reproach to this day.’
- ‘He isn't happy to find himself outside his native realm, speaking a foreign language, but his homesick longing takes the form of self-reproach.’
- ‘All the voices of self-reproach start talking at once and I'll never do anything right.’
- ‘Moreover, murderers are of all criminals the most prone to genuine remorse and self-reproach.’
- ‘It may have looked harmless enough, but Jenny knew what it stood for - guilt and self-reproach.’
- ‘Moreover, if blame in general is irrational, so must be self-blame or self-reproach, unless this comes simply to resolving to do better next time.’
- ‘Crane refused to face him, sliding down into self-reproach.’
- ‘Some develop a major depression with self-reproach and survivor guilt.’
- ‘The biblical texts are full of suffering and self-reproach and the intensity of these responsores may well amaze you.’
- ‘In the rare moments when the self-reproach would ease up, grief or dejection would engulf him.’
- ‘Marked self-reproach, early morning waking, and weight loss were not seen in this type of patient.’
- ‘Her sense of ‘regret, self-reproach and resentment’ is further intensified when she reads a newspaper report of the magnificent wedding of her former suitor.’
- ‘It may even be that not a little of this effect is due to the writer's enabling us thenceforward to enjoy our own day-dreams without self-reproach or shame.’
- ‘The answer, again, comes in the theory of masochistic self-reproach sparked by the perpetual process of mourning an irreconcilable loss.’
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