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Noun1.self-condemnation - an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
confession - an admission of misdeeds or faults
accusal, accusation - a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
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The silent bow of George might be interpreted into a desire to say nothing of his own conduct, or into an assent with the self-condemnation of the speaker.
That she might not appear, however, to observe or expect him, she kept her eyes intently fixed on her fan; and a self-condemnation for her folly, in supposing that among such a crowd they should even meet with the Tilneys in any reasonable time, had just passed through her mind, when she suddenly found herself addressed and again solicited to dance, by Mr.
Rushworth might imagine it a blessing; but every other heart was sinking under some degree of self-condemnation or undefined alarm, every other heart was suggesting, "What will become of us?
The inner voice that normally whispers worthlessness can become a shout of self-condemnation. And it is dangerous when there are no other voices -- no kinder voices -- to contradict it.
Attempting to settle scores through perverted political games is tantamount to self-condemnation of a lack of patriotism, logic and consistency, to say the very least.
Yet, in amazing self-condemnation, human males the whole world over specialise in actively suppressing creative thinking by all females and all children.
But certain standards are expected of it; and failure to meet them results only in self-condemnation.'
Your self-condemnation might even make you question your worth as a "good" person.
The inner enemy, on the other hand, pushes us into temptation, deception, self-centeredness or self-condemnation, resulting in brutality, criminality, corruption, fraudulent activities and addiction to vices.
Indeed self-criticism, self-condemnation and self-devaluation plays prominent role in psychopathology that led researchers to develop scales to examine these maladaptive cognitive patterns (e.g.
On the basis of this theory, employees have the ability to influence their own thoughts and behaviors through two mechanisms: self-regulation and self-condemnation. The self-regulatory mechanism refers to an internal database that consists of past moral standards and cognitive elements and serves as a filter before engaging in a behavior.
Depression, suicidal thoughts, drug and alcohol abuse, and self-condemnation are rampant.