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Meaning of HUMILIATION

Pronunciation:  hyoo`milee'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  depriving one of self-esteem
  2. [n]  an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect; "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"
  3. [n]  strong feelings of embarrassment
  4. [n]  state of disgrace or loss of self-respect
 

HUMILIATION is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: abasement, chagrin, mortification, mortification
 
 See Also: abasement, abjection, case, comedown, debasement, degradation, degradation, disgrace, embarrassment, example, ignominy, instance, shame

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hu*mil`i*a"tion\, n. [L. humiliatio: cf. F.
humiliation.]
1. The act of humiliating or humbling; abasement of pride;
   mortification. --Bp. Hopkins.

2. The state of being humiliated, humbled, or reduced to
   lowliness or submission.

         The former was a humiliation of Deity; the latter a
         humiliation of manhood.               --Hooker.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abasement, affront, aspersion, atrocity, awkwardness, belittlement, breaking, brickbat, burning shame, byword, byword of reproach, comedown, conquering, contempt, contumely, crushing, cut, cut direct, debasement, deflation, degradation, depreciation, derogation, descent, despite, detraction, dirty shame, disconcertedness, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disparagement, disregard, domestication, dump, embarrassment, enormity, flout, flouting, gentling, gibe, hangdog look, humbled pride, humbling, ignominy, indignity, injury, insult, jeer, jeering, letdown, low-down dirty shame, mock, mockery, mortification, obloquy, offense, outrage, put-down, quelling, rebuff, reduction, reproach, repulse, scandal, scoff, scurrility, self-abasement, self-abnegation, self-diminishment, setdown, shame, shamefacedness, shamefastness, shaming, slight, sneer, sniff, snort, snub, spurn, spurning, subdual, suppression, taming, taunt, the cold shoulder, the go-by, treading down, uncomplimentary remark
 

 

 

 

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