in·​tro·​pu·​ni·​tive ˌin-trə-ˈpyü-nət-iv, ˌin-ˌtrō- How to pronounce intropunitive (audio)
: tending to blame or to inflict punishment on the self
the direction of hostility was less intropunitive than in the neurotic groupDavid MacSweeney & Denis Parr
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“Intropunitive.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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