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Definition of "self-punishment" []

  • Punishment inflicted on yourself (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "self-punishment" in a sentence
  • "Addiction is certainly an expression of suffering and the need for amelioration, but it’s also of course a manner of self-indulgence in the form of self-punishment, which is what all the players are engaged in."
  • "Meanwhile, Rose, who at one point complains that she's not good at anything, is shown to have been really good at the kind of self-sacrifice that is really self-punishment."
  • "So as I think about it, winter is shaping up to be pretty busy -- not even counting any trips or ice fishing or perhaps mid-winter steelheading should I suddenly have a desire for self-punishment."