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What is another word for hair shirt?

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A shirt made of haircloth, especially one worn by ascetics or the penitent
“He crossed the snow-covered Alps barefoot, wearing a penitent monk's hair shirt, and reached the North-Italian fortress in which a vicar had found refuge.”
A state of penitence and humility
“Muir bequeathed us a hairshirt, the guilty conscience that plagues so many of us when we see what we are doing to the rest of nature.”
A source of irritation or frustration
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“However, every profession has its hair shirt and its Chinese puzzles.”
Characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence
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