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Meaning of ABASEMENT

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  depriving one of self-esteem
  2. [n]  a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
 

ABASEMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: abjection, degradation, humiliation
 
 See Also: comedown, debasement, decadence, decadency, degeneracy, degeneration, degradation, depth, humiliation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*base"ment\ ([.a]*b[=a]s"ment), n. [Cf. F.
abaissement.]
The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of
being abased or humbled; humiliation.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bump, bust, casting down, comedown, debasement, deflation, degradation, degrading, demotion, depluming, descent, disgrace, disgrading, displuming, downgrading, dump, embarrassment, hangdog look, humbled pride, humbling, humiliation, letdown, mortification, put-down, reduction, self-abasement, self-abnegation, self-diminishment, setdown, shame, shamefacedness, shamefastness, stripping of rank
 

 

 

 

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