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See definition of self-punishment on Dictionary.com
  • as inhair shirt
  • as inpenitence
  • as inpenitency
  • as inremorsefulness

synonyms for self-punishment

  • self-flagellation
  • self-hatred
  • contrition
  • penance
  • repentance
  • anguish
  • attrition
  • compunction
  • contriteness
  • debasement
  • degradation
  • distress
  • grief
  • humiliation
  • qualm
  • regret
  • remorse
  • rue
  • ruefulness
  • ruth
  • sadness
  • scruple
  • self-condemnation
  • self-flagellation
  • self-reproach
  • humbling
  • remorsefulness
  • self-castigation
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On this page you'll find 92 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-punishment, such as: self-flagellation, and self-hatred.
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How to use self-punishment in a sentence

These evidences of an impulse to look on correction as a quite proper thing are corroborated by stories of self-punishment.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Hence the development of the fearful self-punishment, which could have no meaning if the victim had felt innocent.
CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGYHANS GROSS
To this self-punishment, indeed, was attributed the disease of the lungs which ultimately caused his death.
THE LIFE OF BRET HARTEHENRY CHILDS MERWIN
Oh, to make up by bitter self-punishment my ingratitude to her who has been leading me unseen, for years, home to her bosom!
YEAST: A PROBLEMCHARLES KINGSLEY
And that would be a bitter self-punishment, for I love so to live if I can have my own life.
A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD DETROITAMANDA MINNIE DOUGLAS
Beside him lay a scourge, with which he had evidently been inflicting self-punishment!
EXCURSIONS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF RONDA AND GRANADA, WITH CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE INHABITANTS OF SOUTHERN SPAIN, VOL. 1/2CHARLES ROCHFORT SCOTT
He was also liable to attacks of caprice and self-punishment.
THE GROWTH OF A SOULAUGUST STRINDBERG
That action must be her self-punishment for the other time she had done it.
THE MAN OF THE FORESTZANE GREY
This singular self-punishment was used by Godric, the Welsh saint, in the twelfth century.
A SHORT HISTORY OF MONKS AND MONASTERIESALFRED WESLEY WISHART
How could he appease the wrath of Him who died on the cross, save by years of bitter supplication and self-punishment?
HYPATIACHARLES KINGSLEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO SELF-PUNISHMENT

  • self-flagellation
  • self-hatred
  • self-punishment
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.