Etymology
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self-abasement (n.)

"humiliation proceeding from guilt, shame, or consciousness of unworthiness; degradation of oneself by one's own act," 1650s; see self- + abasement

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Definitions of self-abasement

self-abasement (n.)
voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing;
Synonyms: penance / self-mortification
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