self-reproach


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self-re·proach

(sĕlf′rĭ-prōch′)
n.
The act or an instance of charging oneself with a fault or mistake.

self′-re·proach′ful adj.
self′-re·proach′ful·ly adv.

self-reproach

n
the act of finding fault with or blaming oneself
ˌself-reˈproachful adj
ˌself-reˈproachfully adv

self′-reproach′



n.
blame or censure by one's own conscience.
[1770–80]
self′-reproach′ful, self′-reproach′ing, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-reproach - a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)self-reproach - a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
regret, ruefulness, sorrow, rue - sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"
guilt feelings, guilt trip, guilty conscience, guilt - remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense
penance, penitence, repentance - remorse for your past conduct
2.self-reproach - the act of blaming yourself
reproach - a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach"
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self-reproach

[ˌselfrɪˈprəʊtʃ] Nremordimiento m
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he said, and an expression of bitter self-reproach passed over his face.
With tears of self-reproach streaming from her eyes, Rebecca flew up the hill, sure of sympathy, and hoping against hope for help of some sort.
Whatever they may have been, however, she may now, and hereafter doubtless WILL turn with gratitude towards her own condition, when she compares it with that of my poor Eliza, when she considers the wretched and hopeless situation of this poor girl, and pictures her to herself, with an affection for him so strong, still as strong as her own, and with a mind tormented by self-reproach, which must attend her through life.
For myself, I felt so much self-reproach and contrition for my part in what had happened, that nothing would have enabled me to keep back my tears but the fear that Steerforth, who often looked at me, I saw, might think it unfriendly - or, I should rather say, considering our relative ages, and the feeling with which I regarded him, undutiful - if I showed the emotion which distressed me.
Godfrey was too painfully preoccupied to feel a twinge of self-reproach at this undeserved praise.
The fault book," she said, "is for the purpose of recording self-reproach alone, and is not a vehicle for accusations against others.
In making me the offer, you must have satisfied the delicacy of your feelings with regard to my family, and may take possession of Longbourn estate whenever it falls, without any self-reproach.
He showed the more respect to this queen, deprived of every mark of pomp and stripped of followers, as he felt some self-reproach for his own want of heart and his avarice.
Such," observed Captain Bonneville, "is the effect of self-reproach, even upon the roving trapper in the wilderness, who has little else to fear than the stings of his own guilty conscience.
And if there were such a thing as taking averages of feeling, it would certainly be found that in the hunting and shooting seasons regret, self-reproach, and mortified pride weigh lighter on country gentlemen than in late spring and summer.
Now for the first time did I truly feel what it was to be poor; now did the sacrifice I had made in casting from me the means of living put on a new aspect; instead of a correct, just, honourable act, it seemed a deed at once light and fanatical; I took several turns in my room, under the goading influence of most poignant remorse; I walked a quarter of an hour from the wall to the window; and at the window, self-reproach seemed to face me; at the wall, self-disdain: all at once out spoke Conscience:--
He had suffered, and he had learned to think: two advantages that he had never known before; and the self-reproach arising from the deplorable event in Wimpole Street, to which he felt himself accessory by all the dangerous intimacy of his unjustifiable theatre, made an impression on his mind which, at the age of six-and-twenty, with no want of sense or good companions, was durable in its happy effects.