Meaning of self-violent in English:

self-violent

adjective

  • Involving, characterized by, or engaging in self-violence; self-harming; specifically suicidal.

Pronunciation

self-violent

/ˌsɛlfˈvʌɪələnt/ /ˌsɛlfˈvʌɪəl(ə)nt/

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Nathaniel Richards (fl. 1630–1660), playwright and poet. From self- + violent.