Definición de self-flagellation en inglés:


Saltos de línea: self-flagel¦la¦tion
Pronunciación: /sɛlfflaʤəˈleɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 1The action of flogging oneself, especially as a form of religious discipline.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Some Opus Dei practices, like self-flagellation, had been imported from monastic practice.
    • Asceticism and self-flagellation mortified the flesh.
    • During Holy Week they engaged in self-flagellation and conducted mock crucifixions.
  • 1.1Excessive criticism of oneself: stirring accounts of our heroic history have given way to an era of self-flagellation
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • That kind of thing sends head teachers into a state of massive self-flagellation, though, so you have to pitch it right.
    • While such realizations have left me listless and leaning towards self-flagellation for the past couple of years, I have managed this week to revive my spirit.

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