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
Origin: [L. humiliatio: cf. F. humiliation.]
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.
The numerical value of humiliation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of humiliation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Hunger is humiliation, hunger is hopelessness.
All the world wondered as they witnessed ... a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride.
If (Gunawan) is inaugurated, Indonesia will have a graft suspect as police chief, a humiliation for the nation, and Widodo will face nationwide protest from the very people who helped him become president.
The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.
Wherever a set of alternative possible routes toward achieving a given end presents itself, a student movement will tend to choose the one which involves a higher measure of violence or humiliation directed against the older generation.
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- Erniedrigung, DemütigungGerman
- uirísliú, náiriú, bochtaineachtIrish
- 屈辱, 汚辱Japanese
- audmjukingNorwegian Nynorsk
- înjosire, umilire, rușineRomanian
- понижавање, понижeњеSerbo-Croatian
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