self-torment

[ self-tawr-ment, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈtɔr mɛnt, ˌsɛlf- /
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noun

an act or instance of tormenting oneself, as with worry or guilt.

Nearby words

  1. self-tapping screw,
  2. self-taught,
  3. self-tender,
  4. self-test,
  5. self-to-self,
  6. self-treatment,
  7. self-understanding,
  8. self-validating,
  9. self-violence,
  10. self-will

Origin of self-torment

First recorded in 1640–50

Related formsself-tor·ment·ed, adjectiveself-tor·ment·ing, adjectiveself-tor·ment·ing·ly, adverbself-tor·men·tor, noun

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