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.)

  1. an act or instance of humiliating or being humiliated.

  2. the state or feeling of being humiliated.

* Syn: See shame.

Origin of humiliation:

1350–1400; ME < LL

Princeton's WordNet

  1. humiliation(noun)

    state of disgrace or loss of self-respect

  2. chagrin, humiliation, mortification(noun)

    strong feelings of embarrassment

  3. humiliation, mortification(noun)

    an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

    "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"

  4. humiliation, abasement(noun)

    depriving one of self-esteem

Wiktionary

  1. humiliation(Noun)

    The act of humiliating or humbling someone; abasement of pride; mortification.

  2. humiliation(Noun)

    The state of being humiliated, humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission.

  3. Origin: From humiliatio, from humiliare; see humiliate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humiliation(noun)

    the act of humiliating or humbling; abasement of pride; mortification

  2. Humiliation(noun)

    the state of being humiliated, humbled, or reduced to lowliness or submission

Freebase

  1. 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.


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