serving to incriminate oneself or to expose oneself to prosecution: self-incriminating testimony.
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What Is A “Self-Own”?
There aren’t many better places, it seems, to celebrate the mistakes of others than on social media. Naturally, this is the arena where self-own has had great popularity. So, what does it mean?
regretful, conciliatory, repentant, contrite, sorry, remorseful, compunctious, expiatory, explanatory, penitent, penitential, rueful, self-effacing, attritional, propitiatory
Origin of self-incriminating
First recorded in 1930–35
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Examples from the Web for self-incriminating
Contemporary Examples of self-incriminating
In one unaired portion, Sandusky rambles into what could be construed as a self-incriminating statement.Jerry Sandusky Trial, Day Six: Dottie Defends Her Man
June 19, 2012
Historical Examples of self-incriminating
It would not be easy to surprise Mershone in any self-incriminating action.Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society
Edith Van Dyne