self-torture


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self-torture

n
the act of inflicting pain on oneself
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Noun1.self-torture - self-imposed distress
distress, hurt, suffering - psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
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self-torture

[ˌsɛlfˈtɔːtʃəʳ] self-torment [ˌsɛlfˈtɔmɛnt] nil tormentarsi m
References in classic literature ?
There had been mad wilful rejections, monstrous forms of self-torture and self-denial, whose origin was fear and whose result was a degradation infinitely more terrible than that fancied degradation from which, in their ignorance, they had sought to escape; Nature, in her wonderful irony, driving out the anchorite to feed with the wild animals of the desert and giving to the hermit the beasts of the field as his companions.
Mediaevalism, with its saints and martyrs, its love of self-torture, its wild passion for wounding itself, its gashing with knives, and its whipping with rods - Mediaevalism is real Christianity, and the mediaeval Christ is the real Christ.
Something impelled him to go to the studio, some obscure desire for self-torture, and yet he dreaded the anguish that he foresaw.
Because I foresee it will not end well; you can never carry on this self-torture.
Yet you obviously became addicted to complexities, to self-torture, to sweat, blood, and tears.
We can't resist, even though it's pure self-torture as we sit on deck chairs, with a clapped-out banger out front and a rickety old hoover with one wheel to do the cleaning.
Protect the Coven" was too macabre with killing scenes, cold-blooded torture and self-torture.
I was then a bundle of youthful insecurities, struggling not to be a prisoner of the mirror, but constantly comparing myself unfavorably to other ballerinas, a form of self-torture that many dancers engage in.
Hopefully, having inflicted this much self-torture on themselves, they'll be able to do it now,'' said Judd Gregg, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire.
Friede, whose arm balloons up due to a potentially fatal allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, hopes that self-torture would help him to show millions of people that immunity is possible.
She's really confused and going through the self-torture of "Am I killing people because this is what I was raised to believe is a good thing?
Unrelenting self-torture over poundage is ruining countless people's lives" Writer Lionel Shriver "It doesn't matter how much polite self-deprecating fluff you have on the outside, if you don't have a steely something in the middle" Actress Rebecca Hall "I came into politics to fight lefties.