Definitions

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  • adj. Liable to humiliate, degrade, shame or embarrass someone.
  • v. Present participle of humiliate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. causing humiliation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Humbling; depressing or bating pride; mortifying.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing awareness of your shortcomings

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It would perhaps have been even truer to use the word "humiliating" to describe Murdoch having to submit himself to three hours of hostile questioning from MPs.

    News International crisis: New questions and little contrition | Editorial

  • CHO: The 40-year-old Michigan-born Muslim-American, headed to Los Angeles, says she was singled out for what she calls a humiliating full-body search.

    CNN Transcript Jan 9, 2010

  • CHO: The 40-year-old Michigan-born Muslim-American, headed to Los Angeles, says she was singled out from what she calls a humiliating full body search.

    CNN Transcript Jan 9, 2010

  • Reporting from Seattle - When Alaska state Rep. Sharon Cissna passed through airport security a few months ago, the false mastectomy set off an alert on the new full-body scanner and triggered what she called a "humiliating" pat-down search.

    latimes.com - News

  • Elizabeth Strecker is seeking an apology following what she calls a humiliating security search at Calgary International Airport.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • He tells CNN of then being subjected to a pair of strip and visual body-cavity searches at two correctional facilities, which he calls a "humiliating" experience.

    CNN.com

  • How has she exalted herself by what she calls a humiliating confession!

    The Wife; or, Caroline Herbert

  • Ukraine may require EU citizens to apply for visas once again due to what it calls the humiliating procedures its nationals have to endure if they want to enter the EU.

    Budapest Times

  • Former students have posted on MySpace and Facebook numerous complaints about the school, ranging from what they characterized as humiliating group therapy sessions to sleep deprivation.

    Today in Oregon: The Oregonian

  • Faggiani and his dad, Douglas, are reliving what they call a humiliating ride on the LIRR.

    New York News, Weather, Sports & Traffic - WCBSTV.com

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