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

Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-tortured was in 1828

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“Self-tortured.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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