self-punishment

noun
self-pun·ish·ment | \ˌself-ˈpə-nish-mənt \

Definition of self-punishment 

: the act of punishing oneself Leaving early to train for an Ironman triathlon—a masterwork of self-punishment—is, however, deeply respected.— Kyle Smith Life was hard enough on me without adding the burden of additional self-punishment.— Ann Finnie

First Known Use of self-punishment

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-punishment was circa 1586

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self-punishment

noun
self-pun·ish·ment | \-ˈpən-ish-mənt \

Medical Definition of self-punishment 

: punishment of oneself masochistic self-punishment

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