Selfabasement

self-abasement

[self-uh-beys-muhnt, self-]
noun
humiliation of oneself, especially as a result of guilt, shame, or the like.

Origin:
1650–60

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self-abasement

noun
voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing [syn: penance
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