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[self-krit-i-kuh l, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈkrɪt ɪ kəl, ˈsɛlf-/
capable of criticizing oneself objectively.
tending to find fault with one's own actions, motives, etc.
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self-critically, adverb Unabridged
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  • The change was one towards consciousness and deliberate, self-critical effort.

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  • John liked him because he was not introspective or self-critical and quite free from self-consciousness.

    The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg
  • There is no evidence, however, that Americans as individuals are wanting in the self-critical spirit.

  • Also, there is nothing that could possibly be called whimsical, nothing critical or self-critical, about him.

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British Dictionary definitions for self-critical


critical of oneself: his self-critical attitude
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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