inflicted by oneself upon oneself: a self-inflicted wound.
- self-in·flic·tion, noun
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How to use self-inflicted in a sentence
Violent ends can be self-inflicted, at the hands of fellow prisoners, or caused by the guards.
But Brown sincerely believes all our pain is self-inflicted.
This makes her in some ways the perfect person to help the NFL recover from its self-inflicted wounds and get its act together.
Then a string of missteps, some self-inflicted by the White House, dashed any hope the House might act.The White House’s Woman in the Immigration Crosshairs | Eleanor Clift | July 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Perhaps you just bandaged a self-inflicted injury with some scotch tape and crazy glue.
He formulated a new law whose effect would be to deliver humanity from its self-inflicted woes.My Religion | Leo Tolstoy
This idea was that the soul would be lost unless sins were expiated, and expiated by self-inflicted torments on the body.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII | John Lord
Even so man should be grateful for the great amount of good he receives from God, for many of the evils of man are self-inflicted.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy | Isaac Husik
What Lætitia and Julius suffered during their self-inflicted separation, Heaven only knows!Somehow Good | William de Morgan
A self-inflicted death ought to be an honourable action, not a dishonourable means of escape from the necessity for action.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV | Aubrey Stewart
British Dictionary definitions for self-inflicted
(of an injury) having been inflicted on oneself by oneself
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