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self-criticism

[self-krit-uh-siz-uh m, self-]
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noun
  1. the act or fact of being self-critical.
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Origin of self-criticism

First recorded in 1855–60
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self-criticism

noun
  1. unfavourable or severe judgement of oneself, one's abilities, one's actions, etc
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Word Origin and History for self-criticism

n.

1780, from self- + criticism. First attested in George Eliot; communist party sense is attested from 1933.

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