Definition of Self-torture

1. Noun. Self-imposed distress.

Exact synonyms: Self-torment
Generic synonyms: Distress, Hurt, Suffering



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-torture

self-sustained
self-sustaining
self-synchronization
self-synchronize
self-synchronized
self-synchronizes
self-synchronizing
self-talk
self-tapping
self-tapping screw
self-tapping screws
self-taught
self-taught art
self-titled
self-torment
self-torture (current term)
self-treatment
self-treatments
self-uned
self-view
self-whispered
self-will
self-willed
self-worship
self-worth
self acceptance
self administration
self antigen

Literary usage of Self-torture

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1. Christian Missions and Social Progress: A Sociological Study of Foreign Missions by James Shepard Dennis (1897)
"self-torture.—This is usually practised under the stimulus of religious ... There is a ghastly variety in the methods of self-torture practised in India. ..."

2. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... of Pain—The Greatest of Indian Virtues — Remarkable Religious Fervor — Indian Pride in Self-Torture — Preparations for the Trying Ordeal — Fasting, ..."

3. The Neurotic Constitution: Outlines of a Comparative Individualistic by Alfred Adler (1917)
"Our astonishment loses in force as soon as we see that the whole arrangement of the neurosis follows the trait of self-torture, that the neurosis is a ..."

4. Modern India and the Indians: Being a Series of Impressions, Notes, and Essays by Monier Monier-Williams (1891)
"I propose, therefore, to introduce the narrative by a few remarks about sacrifice, immolation, and self-torture, all ot which were once common in India. ..."

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