self-tor·​ment·​ed ˌself-tȯr-ˈmen-təd How to pronounce self-tormented (audio)
: tormented by oneself especially psychologically
And the self-tormented individual lies wakeful, during weary night-hours, revolving a thousand possibilities …H. B. Stowe

Word History

First Known Use

1695, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-tormented was in 1695

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“Self-tormented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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