[ self-loh-thing ]


  1. disgust with oneself; the feeling that one is detestable:

    Consumed by my own self-loathing, I thought I deserved nothing.


  1. feeling or expressing disgust with oneself:

    In my insecure and self-loathing mind, I figured she’d probably given me her number with no intention of ever going out with me.

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She has a hard time getting the self-absorbed, self-loathing D-lister to open up (in between booze binges).

We see, over and over again, his self-loathing over crying in front of family and friends.

Fugelsang quipped: “Comics are bitter misogynist self-loathing drunks, and Congress already has already hit their quota of those.”

It must also have deepened a certain self-loathing he is bound to have had over his inability to acquire a girlfriend.

In the face of it, Obama should be entertaining no Bulworthian self-loathing.

He woke in the morning to a great self-loathing: he had kissed a girl.

It was not accompanied with that self-contempt and self-loathing which in other circumstances are its fruits.

To escape from self-loathing, to escape from the odious monotony and the indecent realism of lifewhat a relief!

"Do not remind me of my shame in becoming a spy upon the Christians," cried the Greek with a look of self-loathing and abhorrence.

Never man felt self-horror as I felt it then, self-loathing and self-contempt.