self-castigation

noun
self-cas·​ti·​ga·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌka-stə-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce self-castigation (audio) \
plural self-castigations

Definition of self-castigation

: punishment, reproof, or criticism of oneself … that inner voice—in women's guilt and self-castigation around selfishness today.— Lila MacLellan … beaten down by a steady stream of self-castigations.— Nina Schuyler

Other Words from self-castigation

self-castigate \ ˌself-​ˈka-​stə-​ˌgāt How to pronounce self-castigation (audio) \ intransitive verb self-castigated; self-castigating; self-castigates
a desire to self-castigate

First Known Use of self-castigation

1759, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-castigation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-castigation. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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