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self-abasement

Definition:

voluntary self-punishment to atone for some wrongdoing

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

self-abasements

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

self- + abase + -ment, equivalent to self- + abasement
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

self-abasement

the act of putting yourself down, behaving in a very humble manner or belittling yourself (15 of 280 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/self-abasement

Wikipedia:

Self-abasement

voluntary self-punishment or humiliation in order to atone for some real or imagined wrongdoing. Self-abasement might have a religious aspect for those seeking humility before God, perhaps in the context of monastic or cenobitic lifestyle. It also has... (38 of 201 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

self-abasement

the belittling or humiliation of oneself (6 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/self--abasement

Random House Dictionary:

self-abasement

humiliation of oneself, especially as a result of guilt, shame, or the like. (13 of 19 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/self-abasement

American Heritage Dictionary:

self-abasement

Degradation or humiliation of oneself, especially because of feelings of guilt or inferiority. (13 of 16 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/self-abasement

Wiktionary:

self-abasement | self-abasements [plural]

Self-punishment in order to atone for some real or imagined wrongdoing. (11 of 12 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/self-abasement

New World Dictionary:

self-abasement

a humbling or abasement of oneself (6 of 9 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/self-abasement

Columbia Encyclopedia:

penance

sacrament of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Eastern churches. By it the penitent (the person receiving the sacrament) is absolved of his or her sins ... (25 of 268 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0838126​.html

Merriam-Webster:

penance [entry 1, noun]

an act of self-abasement, mortification, or devotion performed to show sorrow or repentance for sin | a sacramental rite that is practiced in Roman, ... (23 of 104 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/penance

penance [entry 2, verb] | penanced [past tense] | penancing [present participle]

to impose penance on (4 of 17 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

penance [countable/uncountable] | penances [plural]

punishment or suffering that you accept, especially because of your religious beliefs, to show that you are sorry for something bad that you have done (25 of 73 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/penance

Cambridge Dictionary:

penance

an act which shows that you feel sorry about something that you have done, sometimes for religious reasons (18 of 45 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/penance

Britannica Encyclopedia:

punishment [law]

the infliction of some kind of pain or loss upon a person for a misdeed. Punishment may take forms ranging from capital punishment, flogging, forced ... (25 of 813 words, 5 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/483544​/punishment

Encarta Dictionary:

self-mortification

self-administered punishment, often as prescribed by religious precepts, because of some perceived fault or flaw (15 of 21 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861715932​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

self-abasement | self-abasements [plural]

Origin: self- + abase + -ment, equivalent to self- + abasement

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/self-abasement

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

self-abasement

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "self-abasement"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "self-abasement"

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Google Dictionary:

self-abasement

Audio: English pronunciation of "self-abasement"

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YourDictionary Audio:

self-abasement

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "self-abasement" by speech synthesizer

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