1. [syn: penance, self-mortification, self-abasement]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Self-abasement \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some
wrongdoing [syn: penance, self-mortification, self-
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
44 Moby Thesaurus words for "self-abasement":
abasement, altruism, comedown, commitment, consecration,
debasement, dedication, deflation, descent, devotion, disgrace,
disinterest, disinterestedness, dump, embarrassment, hangdog look,
humbled pride, humiliation, humility, letdown, modesty,
mortification, put-down, sacrifice, self-abnegation, self-denial,
self-devotion, self-diminishment, self-effacement,
self-forgetfulness, self-immolation, self-neglect,
self-neglectfulness, self-renouncement, self-sacrifice,
self-subjection, selflessness, setdown, shame, shamefacedness,
shamefastness, unacquisitiveness, unpossessiveness,