Self-abasement is voluntary
self-punishmentor humiliationin order to atone for some real or imagined wrongdoing.
Self-abasement might have a
religiousaspect for those seeking humilitybefore God, perhaps in the context of monasticor cenobiticlifestyle.
It also has a
sexualand fetish aspect for those people who enjoy erotic humiliationand other related BDSMpractices. Examples of self-abasement practices would include self-flagellation, bondage, torture, public humiliationincluding online humiliation.
psychology, abasement is associated with shame(rather than guilt) and it is said to involve the reduction of the subject's self-esteem. The notion of abasement can be said to be based in Freudian psychoanalysis. Fact|date=May 2007
Mortification of the flesh
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Self-abasement — Self a*base ment, n. 1. Degradation of one s self by one s own act. [1913 Webster] 2. Humiliation or abasement proceeding from consciousness of inferiority, guilt, or shame. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
self-abasement — [self′ə bās′mənt] n. a humbling or abasement of oneself … English World dictionary
self-abasement — /self euh bays meuhnt, self /, n. humiliation of oneself, esp. as a result of guilt, shame, or the like. [1650 60] * * * … Universalium
self abasement — self degradation, act or habit of belittling oneself … English contemporary dictionary
self-abasement — self′ abase′ment n. humiliation of oneself, as from guilt or shame … From formal English to slang
self-abasement — Synonyms and related words: abasement, altruism, comedown, commitment, consecration, debasement, dedication, deflation, descent, devotion, disgrace, disinterest, disinterestedness, dump, embarrassment, hangdog look, humbled pride, humiliation,… … Moby Thesaurus
self-abasement — /sɛlf əˈbeɪsmənt/ (say self uh baysmuhnt) noun abasement or humiliation of oneself, especially as a penance or punishment administered from guilt or shame … Australian English dictionary
self-abasement — n. the abasement of oneself; self humiliation; cringing … Useful english dictionary
self-abasement — noun self punishment in order to atone for some real or imagined wrongdoing … Wiktionary
self-abasement — n. Humiliation, humility, humbleness, meekness, lowliness … New dictionary of synonyms