self-reproof

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n self-reproof the act of blaming yourself
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Self-reproof The act of reproving one's self; censure of one's conduct by one's own judgment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n self-reproof The reproof of one's self; the reproof of conscience.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Self-reproof the reproof of one's own conscience
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.

Usage

In literature:

But it conveyed reproof to the self-accusing hero, and he stood abashed accordingly.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Not as tall as Vesta, not as full of figure, he began in mental measurement, burning with self-reproof when he caught himself at it.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
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