Origin of punishment
Related Words for self-punishmentrepentance, penance, contrition, compunction, regret, humiliation, degradation, qualm, sadness, rue, grief, remorse, contriteness, debasement, attrition, ruth, anguish, scruple, distress, self-condemnation
Examples from the Web for self-punishment
Historical Examples of self-punishment
For self-punishment is just as much a submission to the flesh as luxury and self-indulgence.The Soul of a People
He was also liable to attacks of caprice and self-punishment.The Growth of a Soul
That action must be her self-punishment for the other time she had done it.The Man of the Forest
No more weary vigils in a room dedicated to remorse and self-punishment.Dark Hollow
Anna Katherine Green
How could he appease the wrath of Him who died on the cross, save by years of bitter supplication and self-punishment?Hypatia
late 14c., from Anglo-French punisement (late 13c.), Old French punissement, from punir (see punish). Meaning "rough handling" is from 1811.
see glutton for punishment.