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self-critical

[self-krit-i-kuh l, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈkrɪt ɪ kəl, ˈsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
capable of criticizing oneself objectively.
2.
tending to find fault with one's own actions, motives, etc.
Related forms
self-critically, adverb
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Examples for self-critical
  • The sanction for those countries that don't produce enough self-critical jokes is a simple one: they will be ignored.
  • If they are not self-critical, their errors may go undetected for long periods of time, sometimes years.
  • Maladaptive perfectionist scores were strongly correlated with self-critical depression, but not dependent depression.
British Dictionary definitions for self-critical

self-critical

adjective
1.
critical of oneself his self-critical attitude
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