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Meaning of SELF-ABASEMENT

Pronunciation:  'selfu'beysmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
 

SELF-ABASEMENT is a 14 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: penance, self-mortification
 
 See Also: penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Self`-a*base"ment\, n.
1. Degradation of one's self by one's own act.

2. Humiliation or abasement proceeding from consciousness of
   inferiority, guilt, or shame.

 

 

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