self-tortured

adjective
self-tor·​tured | \ ˌself-ˈtȯr-chərd How to pronounce self-tortured (audio) \

Definition of self-tortured

: tortured by oneself psychologically : self-tormented … a self-tortured man with a history of mild depression and low self-esteem.— Jon Saraceno also : marked by psychological self-torture One part stand-up, two parts witty self-tortured monologue, the show runs for an hour and five minutes. — Marie-Christine Sourris

First Known Use of self-tortured

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-tortured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-tortured. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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