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self-critical

[self-krit-i-kuh l, self-]
adjective
  1. capable of criticizing oneself objectively.
  2. tending to find fault with one's own actions, motives, etc.
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Related formsself-crit·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Contemporary Examples of self-critical

Historical Examples of self-critical

  • The change was one towards consciousness and deliberate, self-critical effort.

  • 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.

    Since Czanne

    Clive Bell


British Dictionary definitions for self-critical

self-critical

adjective
  1. critical of oneselfhis self-critical attitude
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