self-torturing

adjective
self-tor·​tur·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈtȯrch-riŋ How to pronounce self-torturing (audio) , -ˈtȯr-chə- \

Definition of self-torturing

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: self-tormenting … we're not just holding onto social links with our exes because we're a bunch of self-torturing maniacs.— Gabrielle Moss self-torturing thoughts All those self-torturing questions. Why had he let her take the bus that night? Why hadn't he driven her?— Neil Darbyshire

self-torturing

noun
plural self-torturings

Definition of self-torturing (Entry 2 of 2)

: self-torture his endless self-torturing over past mistakes … the personal loss and emotional deprivation she had suffered in her self-torturings— Mark Bostridge

First Known Use of self-torturing

Adjective

1629, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1803, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-torturing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-torturing. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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