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Definition of "self-inflicted" [self-inflicted]

  • Inflicted or imposed on oneself: died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "self-inflicted" in a sentence
  • "Yet the current Palestinian leadership still insists on calling the self-inflicted wounds caused by its rejection of a two-state solution the " nakba ," meaning the catastrophe."
  • "The Democratic president explicitly blamed Republicans for the country's recent rating downgrade, saying it "could have been entirely avoided if there had been a willingness to compromise in Congress" which he later described as a "self-inflicted wound.""
  • "The troubled star's sacking from the hit TV show "Two and a Half Men" Monday came after the 45-year-old hurled himself into what Warner Brothers called his "self-inflicted disintegration" over the past two weeks."