What does humiliation mean?

Definitions for humiliationhyuˌmɪl iˈeɪ ʃən; often yu-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word humiliation.

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


  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

  3. Origin: [L. humiliatio: cf. F. humiliation.]


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of humiliation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of humiliation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edward Dahlberg:

    To write is a humiliation.

  2. Kim Jong:

    Hunger is humiliation, hunger is hopelessness.

  3. Angela Holguin:

    We can't figure out what we're being punished for, because this is too much humiliation.

  4. Corazn Cojuangco Aquino:

    All the world wondered as they witnessed ... a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride.

  5. Monica Lewinsky:

    Public humiliation as a blood sport has to stop, we need to return to a long-held value of compassion and empathy.

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