self-flagellation[ flaj-uh-ley-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-flagellation
Synonyms for self-flagellation
- hair shirt
- sackcloth and ashes
Antonyms for self-flagellation
early 15c., "the scourging of Christ," from French flagellation or directly from Latin flagellationem (nominative flagellatio) "a scourging," from past participle stem of flagellare (see flagellum).