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
To write is a humiliation.
Hunger is humiliation, hunger is hopelessness.
We can't figure out what we're being punished for, because this is too much humiliation.
All the world wondered as they witnessed ... a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride.
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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Translations for humiliation
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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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