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self-critical Syllabification: self-crit·i·cal

Definition of self-critical in English:


Critical of oneself, one’s abilities, or one’s actions in a self-aware or unduly disapproving manner: she felt miserably self-critical for her reluctance to go
More example sentences
  • Although the party lost its government majority in elections in September and its chairman at the beginning of November, the conference was characterised by demonstrative unanimity, instead of any critical or self-critical debate.
  • What the ‘hero’ discovers is that everyone recites the same self-critical, damaging internal monologue in which they excoriate themselves for their inadequacies.
  • The trouble is that I can't tell which kind of procrastination it is while I'm in the midst of it, because my self-critical faculty almost always overrides my more nuanced understanding of how I work.



Example sentences
  • The colonial anthropologist asserts his/her superiority and hardly considers the necessity of self-criticism.
  • The way to proceed is to concentrate our efforts on the creation of an openness to self-criticism, which would pave the way for any further refinement of the culture at large.
  • It will come from self-reflection and self-criticism.

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