from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; a state of depression, degradation, or humiliation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a low or downcast state
- n. depriving one of self-esteem
abase + -ment. Compare French abaissement. (Wiktionary)