Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of humiliating; degradation.
  • noun The state of being humiliated or disgraced; shame.
  • noun A humiliating condition or circumstance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of humiliating or humbling, or the state of being humiliated; abasement; mortification.

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

  • noun The act of humiliating or humbling; abasement of pride; mortification.
  • noun The state of being humiliated, humbled, or reduced to lowliness or submission.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of humiliating or humbling someone; abasement of pride; mortification.
  • noun The state of being humiliated, humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission.

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

  • noun depriving one of self-esteem
  • noun state of disgrace or loss of self-respect
  • noun strong feelings of embarrassment
  • noun an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

Etymologies

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From Late Latin humiliatio, from humiliare ("to humiliate"); see humiliate.

Examples

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  • The valley of Humiliation.

    John Bunyan (1628-1688), Pilgrim's Progress

    September 19, 2009