intropunitive

adjective
in·​tro·​pu·​ni·​tive | \ ˌin-trə-ˈpyü-nət-iv, ˌin-ˌtrō- How to pronounce intropunitive (audio) \

Medical Definition of intropunitive

: tending to blame or to inflict punishment on the self the direction of hostility was less intropunitive than in the neurotic group— David MacSweeney & Denis Parr — compare extrapunitive

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“Intropunitive.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/intropunitive. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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