self-flagellation

noun
self-flag·​el·​la·​tion | \ˌself-ˌfla-jə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of self-flagellation 

: extreme criticism of oneself

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self-flagellate \ ˌself-​ˈfla-​jə-​ˌlāt \ verb

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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self-flagellation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of self-flagellation

: the act of hitting yourself with a whip as a way to punish yourself or as part of a religious ritual

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