Definitions for humiliationhyuˌmɪl iˈeɪ ʃən; often yu-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hu•mil•i•a•tion*hyuˌmɪl iˈeɪ ʃən; often yu-(n.)
an act or instance of humiliating or being humiliated.
the state or feeling of being humiliated.
* Syn: See shame.
Origin of humiliation:
1350–1400; ME < LL
state of disgrace or loss of self-respect
chagrin, humiliation, mortification(noun)
strong feelings of embarrassment
an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect
"he had to undergo one humiliation after another"
depriving one of self-esteem
The act of humiliating or humbling someone; abasement of pride; mortification.
The state of being humiliated, humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission.
Origin: From humiliatio, from humiliare; see humiliate.
the act of humiliating or humbling; abasement of pride; mortification
the state of being humiliated, humbled, or reduced to lowliness or submission
Humiliation is the abasement of pride, which creates mortification or leads to a state of being humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission. It is an emotion felt by a person whose social status has just decreased. It can be brought about through intimidation, physical or mental mistreatment or trickery, or by embarrassment if a person is revealed to have committed a socially or legally unacceptable act. Whereas humility can be sought alone as a means to de-emphasise the ego, humiliation must involve other person, though not necessarily directly or willingly. Acting to humiliate yourself may be linked to a personal belief, or it can be part of erotic humiliation where the belittling activity provides emotional and/or sexual arousal or heightened sensation. Humiliation is currently an active research topic, and is now seen as an important - and complex - core dynamic in human relationships, having implications at intrapersonal, interpersonal, institutional and international levels.
Translations for humiliation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- إذْلال، تَحْقيرArabic
- humilhaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die ErniedrigungGerman
- ταπείνωση, εξευτελισμόςGreek
- अवमानना, मानमर्दन, अपमानHindi
- tindakan mengaibkan seseorangMalay
- aşağılama, küçük düşürmeTurkish
- 羞辱Chinese (Trad.)
- приниження; приниженістьUkrainian
- bị làm nhụcVietnamese
- 羞辱Chinese (Simp.)
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