Definition of self-punishment in English:

self-punishment

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noun

[mass noun]
The inflicting of punishment on oneself: she was unable to break her cycle of self-punishment
More example sentences
  • The artist alternates between self-punishment and the exercise of power.
  • These forms of self-punishment, known as "mortification of the flesh," have been around for ages and are certainly not unique to Opus Dei.
  • This is not self-punishment and has nothing to do with guilt or innocence.

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