Definition of self-hatred in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈˌself ˈhātrəd/
(also self-hate)


Intense dislike of oneself.
Example sentences
  • First, oppressed groups often exhibit self-hatred and dislike for members of their own group.
  • The truth is, I've been externalising my inner self-hate through my disdain for all people and things geeky.
  • The negativity they feel coming at them from others fuels their own self-hatred, causing a more intense projection of that hatred outward to others.

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Syllabification: self-ha·tred

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