Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Humbling; depressing or bating pride; mortifying.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective causing humiliation.

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  • adjective Liable to humiliate, degrade, shame or embarrass someone.
  • verb Present participle of humiliate.

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

  • adjective causing awareness of your shortcomings

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • 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

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