self-reproach

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

self- +‎ reproach

NounEdit

self-reproach (countable and uncountable, plural self-reproaches)

  1. Blame or condemnation directed at the self, as by the conscience.
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, volume 1, London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., page 29:
      Besides the jar of contrast there came to her a chill self-reproach that she had not returned sooner, to help her mother in these domesticities, instead of indulging herself out-of-doors.

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