self-torment

[self-tawr-ment, self-]
noun
an act or instance of tormenting oneself, as with worry or guilt.

Origin:
1640–50

self-tormented, adjective
self-tormenting, adjective
self-tormentingly, adverb
self-tormentor, noun
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self-torment

noun
self-imposed distress [syn: self-torture
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Example sentences
To encourage such fantasy was the idlest self-torment, but he had gone too far in this form of indulgence.
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