Definition of self-torture in English:

self-torture

noun

mass noun
  • The inflicting of pain, especially mental pain, on oneself.

    ‘the poem explores with dramatic intensity the human capacity for self-torture’
    • ‘Irene's subsequent self-torture echoes that of Rachel.’
    • ‘Critics carped, but there was something sweet in seeing so much self-torture finally resolved.’
    • ‘We've always been a band that was into self-torture.’
    • ‘The self-torture gradually phased out as I undertook further reporting of business events.’
    • ‘In essence, it's another form of self-torture.’

Pronunciation

self-torture

/sɛlfˈtɔːtʃə/